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LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing Peer Worker

  • Part-time maximum term (0.4 -0.6 FTE until the 20th of September 2021)
  • Collingwood and Footscray locations
  • Make a difference in the lives of others!

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better performing organisation. We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the Role

The LGBTQIA+ Peer Work Program seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of the LGBTIQA+ community by providing recovery-oriented, trauma-informed and culturally safe support. LGBTQIA+ Peer Workers will provide short-term support, with an emphasis on assisting consumers to navigate health and community services. The positions will be embedded into cohealth's mental health pathways team and will receive capacity building support from cohealth's Diversity & Inclusion team (including specialist mentoring through the Zoe Belle Gender Collective). The positions will be based at cohealth's Footscray and Collingwood sites.

*Please note; successful applicants may be required to work from home during COVID-19 restrictions.

Your daily duties will be diverse however, will include:

  • Providing a point of contact for LGBTQIA+ people accessing or seeking to access services
  • Providing individual and group-based support that promote wellbeing and recovery
  • Developing effective partnerships with a range of services, organisations and communities
  • Building the capacity of cohealth and external services to provide culturally safe, inclusive and affirmative care to LGBTIQA+ people

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Lived experience as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual or other non-hetero-normative identities/experiences
  • Lived experience of mental health/psychological distress and recovery and the capability to sharing lived experience as part of recovery-oriented practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTIQA+ affirmative, culturally safe and inclusive practice
  • Relevant qualification in health, social services or community development, or experience working in the health or community sector

For more information please see Position Description attached.

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