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Peer Support Worker

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About the Role

The Peer Support Worker will provide peer support to individuals experiencing harm from their own or someone else’s gambling, by listening and offering encouragement, providing practical information about other help available and share useful resources. Where appropriate the Peer Support Worker may also relate useful aspects about their own experience with individuals and groups in ways that assist the determination for others of their own next steps, engage or maintain engagement with help services, and inspire hope of recovery. The Peer Support Worker will also assist as required in the Community Engagement program to raise awareness about gambling related harm.

This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2021 available on full time or part time basis, based in Deakin, ACT.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  1. Lived Experience of and recovery from Gambling (self or other) Harm
  2. Certificate IV (AQF level 4) in Mental Health, AOD, Mental Health Peer Work, or willingness to undertake
  3. Sound knowledge of social justice and culturally responsible services
  4. Demonstrated ability to operate under direction, to set goals and to work to deadlines

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description available on our website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $70,261.88- $75,160.80 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

To apply

To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted via the “Apply” button on this page and applications sent via emails will not be accepted.

Position description with selection criteria is available at www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment.

Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Practice Manager, New Services on 02 6122 7100 or email careers@racr.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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