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Carer Support Facilitator - Crossing Paths

Wesley Mission Queensland

Carer Support Facilitator

  • Based in Robina
  • Part time (4 days per week)

Crossing Paths Carer Support Program – Supporting carers and caregivers of a person who has or is experiencing a suicidal crisis. It is a peer-led, outreach service that connects with carers, caregivers and supporters of people experiencing or who have experienced a suicidal crisis in the Gold Coast region and to offer support, connection, and access to resources.

Your new role – In this role, using your personal experience, you will work safely and appropriately, to walk alongside a carer and supporters, to provide understanding, insight, and practical guidance, which comes through having cared for someone experiencing a suicidal crisis.

This role promotes the importance maintaining their own wellbeing throughout a crisis. This happens within a professional relationship which uses lived expertise and learned skills to navigate the needs identified by the carer or caregiver.

It is required that the successful candidate has lived experience as a carer of person with suicidality, some knowledge of service systems from a carer perspective and motivation to apply this experience in a recovery-oriented carer centric model.

What you will bring to the role

  • Essential - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Intentional Peer Support; or Suicide Prevention Peer Work.
  • Essential – Lived Experience of being a carer or caregiver for someone who has or is experiencing suicidality.
  • Passionate about making a positive change in the lives of caring for people managing suicidality.
  • Effectively model hope and recovery, citizenship, and connectedness.
  • Effectively contribute to the decreasing stigma and discrimination around having a lived experience of a mental health issue.
  • Provide assertive and practical support to access services related to individual needs. Outreach and in home/ community-based support.
  • Ability to connect and offer genuine understanding through shared experiences creating a sense of understanding and destigmatisation.
  • Demonstrated effective PC skills including MS Office and related applications packages (including reporting).

Why work with Wesley Mission Queensland

  • Working alongside people who love what they do.
  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Income Protection.
  • Discounted Allied Health services.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Access to discounts on Private Health Insurance, Gym Memberships, Travel and more.

How to Apply

Simply hit the 'Apply Now' button to submit your application on this page by 4pm of the closing date.

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