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Peer Support Worker (Walk-in After hours Program) - Links to Wellbeing

Neami National

About the Role:

  • PT, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2022
  • Location: GP Plus – Noarlunga
  • After-Hours 4pm to 11pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday nights (7 Day Rotating Roster)

The Walk in After Hours Service aims to improve mental health outcomes and mental health care experiences for people presenting with low acuity mental health symptoms and/or associated difficulties and their carers/families that requires more than telephone contact but may not require hospital presentation for assessment.

The Walk in After Hours Service will provide comprehensive mental health assessment and recovery focused support services in the sociable after-hours period that complement, and link with existing mainstream primary and secondary mental health services available in the in hours period as well as acute mental health services provided through the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Our focus is on the most disadvantaged, underpinned by our understanding of the social determinants of health which informs our efforts to enable service delivery to the people who need it the most.

Responsibilities:

  • Lived experience of mental illness and a level of recovery that enables you to use this experience for the purpose of sharing knowledge, commonality and experiences
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health/Peer Work or equivalent experience;
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check and Vulnerable Person Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

Consortium Context:

The Links to Wellbeing (LTW) consortium is a group of mental health and community service providers, consisting of: Neami National, Mind Australia, Skylight and Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB)

The organisations have built upon existing strong partnerships in the primary health and community service sectors. The Adelaide Primary Health Network have commissioned the Links to Wellbeing consortium to provide Primary Mental Health Services that will provide clinical support including psychological services, care coordination and non-clinical mental health support, which can help people to find the right support and navigate the options available to them across the stepped care continuum.

How to Apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then PLEASE APPLY NOW!

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Name: Linda Sims – Senior Clinical Lead
Phone number: (08) 8326 3591 or Mob: 0427 798 686

Applications will be open until suitable candidate is found

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