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Youth Peer Support Worker - headspace

Sonder
  • Part-time to Full-time (up to 37.5 hrs per week)
  • Position available at our headspace Marion Centre
  • We are seeking an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with lived experience of social and emotional wellbeing concerns and recovery.
  • No formal qualification is required as we will support you to obtain a Certificate IV.

The Adelaide Primary Health Network has recently announced funding for a full time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Peer Support Worker to be based at headspace Edinburgh North.

This funding is part of the ‘Enhancing headspace Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Project’ which aims to improve mental health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the Adelaide metropolitan region.

The project will improve the capacity of these headspace centres to deliver culturally appropriate, sensitive and safe primary mental health care services for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at risk of, or experiencing, mental health conditions.

headspace is a service that aims to improve the wellbeing of young people aged 12-25, by providing support in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, work and study.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Safely sharing your lived experience with others. This could be your having cared for someone with social emotional wellbeing difficulties or your own experience of social-emotional wellbeing difficulties
  • Offering hope and practical strategies to young people about social and emotional wellbeing recovery
  • Assessing young people's health and wellbeing needs
  • Collaborating on care plans
  • Providing non-clinical supports such as referrals and advocacy
  • Obtaining a Certificate IV in Peer Work, Mental Health or Youth Work (if you do not already have this level of qualification)

The information package on our website contains information about Sonder and headspace, and guidelines on submitting your application.

You will find within the information package:

  • An overview of Sonder and headspace Marion
  • Position description and role requirements

How to Apply

These positions are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified positions and are exempted under the Equal Opportunity Act (1984). The positions will only be open to those who self-identify as of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.

Please submit a resume and a 1-2 page cover letter describing your journey or story of social/emotional wellbeing difficulties or caring for someone with social/emotional wellbeing difficulties and why you believe you are the right person for this role.

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

Full position descriptions are available at our website. To apply, click Apply Now and follow the prompts.

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