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Family Peer Work Lead


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The Orygen Family Peer Work team – Primary Services supports the family and friends of young people accessing assistance at headspace Centres in Craigieburn, Glenroy, Melton, Sunshine and Werribee, Orygen Hub and YPARC at the Parkville site. The Family Peer Work Lead coordinates the team of Family Peer Workers across Orygen Primary Services and the YPARC. The role promotes the Family Peer Work service and encourages referral pathways, elevates the voice of families and friends within Orygen and the headspace centres and supports the team to deliver timely and effective engagement to families and friends.

Reporting to the Director, Lived Experience the Family Peer Work Lead will:

  • Provide supervision, professional development and support to the Family Peer Work team.
  • Support and mentor the Family Peer Workers in their day to day activities, including working alongside them as required.
  • Provide consultation and training to staff and private providers regarding the family and friend experience, family inclusive practice principles and approaches.
  • Provide advice to managers on areas of possible quality improvement based on family and friend experience and feedback.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • A personal experience of supporting a child, young adult family member who was/is experiencing challenges with their mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing paid or voluntary peer support or supporting others using their own lived experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in a lived experience role.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate training programs for Family Peer Workers.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package between $74,179 - $79,810 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 10.5% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.
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Position Description

Applications will close on the advertised date, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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