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Peer Support Facilitator

Wesley Mission Queensland
  • The Way Back Support Service
  • Based in Robina
  • Part time (0.6FTE)

About Us

Wesley Mission Queensland is a not-for-profit community service provider that offers community support, mental health and disability services, aged and palliative care, and retirement living across Queensland. We have a long and proud history of supporting people in need and live by our values of Innovation, Hope, Integrity, Compassion, Justice, Empowerment and Respect. We strive to be a welcoming, caring and inclusive community that celebrates diversity and supports employees of all backgrounds and faiths. People with passion, connected by hope for a more compassionate, just and inclusive society is our story. Join us and be part of a story you'll love to tell.

About the Role

The Way Back Support Service (TWBSS) is a psychosocial support service for individuals who are experiencing situational and psychological distress, which are contributing factors to suicide risk. The service provides participants psychosocial support for up to 12 weeks. The WMQ Way Back Support Service Peer Support Facilitator is responsible for delivering both individual and group non-clinical, holistic, psychosocial care and support to participants accessing TWBSS

In this role, the WMQ Way Back Support Service Peer Support Facilitator is responsible for delivering both individual and group non-clinical, holistic, psychosocial care and support to participants accessing TWBSS. Using personal experience of experience of suicidality, you will openly, appropriately, and effectively to build professional relationships with the people you support. Peer Support Facilitators work alongside Support Facilitators to deliver high quality care and support for people accessing the program.

It is required that the successful candidate has lived experience of suicidality and motivation to safely apply this experience in a recovery-oriented centric model.

What you will bring to the role

  • Passionate about making a positive change in the lives of people managing suicidality.
  • Ability to work in accordance with psychosocial rehabilitation, social inclusion, and recovery orientated practice frameworks.
  • Effectively contribute to the decreasing stigma and discrimination around having a lived experience of suicidality.
  • 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 support.
  • Group facilitation experience.
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Intentional Peer Support; or Suicide Prevention Peer Work.
  • Demonstrated effective PC skills including MS Office and related applications packages (including reporting).

Why Join Us

Wesley Mission Queensland brings together people who want to make a difference in the lives of others. We value diversity, strive for inclusion, and come together to walk alongside those in need to provide hope and compassion. We are committed to working collaboratively to help you grow, support your wellbeing, and enable you to be your true self each day aligned to our mission and values. Along the journey, we will encourage you to find your story. We offer our team members:

  • Support from our Employee Wellbeing Program – we are recognised as an Advanced Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace!
  • Access to salary packaging benefits that enable you to increase your take-home pay
  • Discounted allied health services such as nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and remedial massage
  • Access to discounts on private health insurance, gym memberships and travel
  • Flexible working hours and where applicable a hybrid working strategy

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online via the "Apply Now" button by the advertised closing date.

WMQ's vision for reconciliation is for all people to stand unified in an equal and inclusive future. We commit to enhancing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and celebrating diversity. As part of our commitment to Reconciliation we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Wesley Mission Queensland respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We acknowledge Elders both past and present, whose ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures will leave a lasting legacy for future Elders and leaders.

Please note: You will be asked for evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application process as required by Legislation, Health Directives and WMQ Policy.

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