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Youth Peer Support Worker

  • Maternity Leave Cover
  • Part time to full time (up to 37.5 hrs per week)
  • Location: Position to be based at our headspace Adelaide Centre.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Youth Peer Support Worker.

The Youth Peer Support Worker will work as part of the headspace Adelaide Service. The Peer Support Worker will utilise their personal experience of mental ill-health and recovery to engage with the clients of the service. The Peer Support Worker will draw from a strengths based recovery orientated service of care and act as a role model towards recovery for people experiencing mental illness. In addition, they will work collaboratively with headspace staff.

The successful applicant will draw on the core values and principles of Peer Worker including:

  • Person centred
  • Mutuality and reciprocity
  • Dignity of care versus dignity of risk
  • Trust and connection

The overall aim of the Peer Support Program is to draw upon young people’s lived experience of mental health difficulties and recovery in order to:

  • Provide and hold hope, inspiration and empowerment for recovery
  • De-stigmatise mental health difficulties
  • Provide opportunities for young people and staff to benefit from collective wisdom

Ideally the successful applicant will have a certificate IV in Mental Health / Peer Work or equivalent, however Sonder are committed to supporting individuals reach qualifications required for this role and can discuss the incumbent working towards the certificate rather than already achieved

You will find within the information package on our website:

  • An overview of Sonder and headspace
  • Position description and role requirements
  • Guidelines on submitting your application

How to Apply

Click Apply Now. Applicants are requested to send a covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria, and resume to Sonder via our careers portal on our website.

All enquiries to employment@sonder.net.au, using the subject line:Youth Peer Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Full position descriptions are available at http://sonder.net.au/careers/.

Remuneration will be negotiated dependent on skills, experience and qualifications. Additionally, you will be offered a range of outstanding benefits including generous salary packaging options, TOIL, meal & entertainment allowances, paid parental leave, bonus Christmas leave & mileage allowance all of which will significantly boost your overall package.

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