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Peer Support Coordinator

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Australia's Homelessness Stream provides high quality, person-centred services to people at risk, and or experiencing homelessness. We support all cohorts in case management, outreach support, financial assistance, connection and referral to other specialist services.

Our philosophy is that every person deserves dignity, respect and quality of service and that no one should be without a safe, affordable and secure home. Services are free, voluntary, accredited and delivered by professional and committed staff.

We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive Peer Support Co-ordinator to co-ordinate and oversee the life skills program based from Foster House, Surry Hills.This is a newly created role which will lead a team of Peer Support Workers who will work along side our participants to ensure that participants develop skills to progress their journey towards stable housing and independence.

You will successfully:

  • Supervise and support the Peer Support Team to work alongside participants to assist them to maintain and develop life skills
  • Develop, review and implement processes and procedures including creating and maintaining an operational manual
  • Identify training needs and gaps, providing relevant training responses
  • Co-ordinate peer support workers with daily tasks, activities and resources
  • Develop and maintain rosters, oversee timesheets and when required be on call
  • Build rapport and work effectively key stakeholders
  • Ensure the day to day running of the program
  • Communicate effectively with Intake and Assessment Staff and Case Management staff to ensure participants needs are met

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

You will have:

  • Diploma in Community Services or degree in relevant field
  • 3 years' experience in a community service setting.
  • Understanding of trauma informed care principles.
  • Experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and religions would be highly regarded
  • Senior Fist Aid Certificate
  • Current Driver's license
  • A current Working With Children Check
  • A willingness to undergo a National Police Check

What we offer

  • As a registered not for profit organisation you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

If you're excited by this unique opportunity, the above sounds like you, and you have a heart for working for an organisation that truly does transform lives, we would love to speak to you.  Please apply via the link and submit a current CV and a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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