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Peer Network Facilitator

Settlement Services International
  • Based in Bankstown, Parramatta and Wollongong
  • Full Time Contract to Feb 2023
  • Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay, Fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) & flexible working hours

ABOUT SSI

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Through the Multicultural Peer Network (MPN), the Peer Facilitator will support people with a disability (PWD), their families and carers to establish outcomes focused peer networks across NSW for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The MPN creates employment for the Lived Experience Facilitators (LEFs) and will provide support and resources to people with disability, their family and carers through the LEFs and project staff through peer network meetings.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

The Peer Facilitator will increase the skills and capacity of LEFs and Participants through the delivery of an information package which will focus on increasing confidence, empowerment to act, service navigation, increasing participation and contribution to the community by exploring volunteering and employment opportunities.

The Peer Facilitator will work with key stakeholders from disability and multicultural sectors including disability and multicultural peak organisations to support the delivery of the Multicultural Peer Network.

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar and fluent with the content of the module provided on Peer Support Model.
  • Deliver facilitation sessions in a group setting using facilitator training package.
  • Participate in meetings and facilitation workshops face to face, over the phone and online.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing an evaluation strategy.
  • Support the development of in-language resources as per project outcomes.
  • Community Engagement and project promotion.
  • Contribute to the recruitment and training of Lived Experience Facilitators.
  • Engage with community to promote peer sessions using various methods and mediums.
  • Travel across Metro Sydney and Regional areas of NSW as required to establish peer networks in planned/targeted areas.
  • Provide ongoing support for Participants as per project outcomes.
  • Participate in regular Community of Practice meetings
  • Comply with privacy and confidentiality requirements as per the SSI policy.

ABOUT YOU

We require you to have confidence in presenting to small groups and the ability to liaise with participants of all communities.

Experience with working towards KPIs in the community sector and the ability to self motivate are also required.

It is essential that you have a valid NSW Drivers Licence and the ability/willingness to travel regularly across the Sydney Metro area, and to other areas of NSW as well as the willingness to travel to regional areas and stay overnight as necessary.

Please respond to the "About You" section in your cover letter.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment please email talent@ssi.org.au.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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