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Peer Support Worker - Hobart

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time or Part Time (0.8FTE), Maximum Term (until 30 June 2025)
  • Be part of an exciting new AOD program being established in Tasmania

About the opportunity

The Peer Support Worker offers lived experience peer support to Uniting AOD clients who are seeking to address their problematic substance use within the Catalyst program. The purpose of this position is to support Uniting clients in achieving seamless and AOD integrated treatment pathways by mentoring, offering support and a lived experience perspective of treatment services.

The role will work closely with program clinicians by providing practical assistance and support to help clients achieve their longer-term recovery goals. The lived experience aspect of the peer support worker will be vital to building trust and rapport with clients, supporting them with their treatment goals.

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What’s on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to a salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits. There is also an option for additional purchased leave to increase your annual leave entitlements.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant qualification in a health and/or welfare related discipline or equivalent experience is desirable, but not essential
  • A lived experience of substance use and accessing public AOD services
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively working with clients and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate, and positive manner
  • Experience working in a similar role (or an AOD/MH support worker role) is desirable but not essential
  • Demonstrate ability to relate effectively and establish rapport with people

How to apply

Click APPLY NOW to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Michelle Spence-King, Team Leader – Hobart Catalyst Programs on 0479187710 or via email – [email protected] using the subject line: Peer Support Worker - Hobart enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org. 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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