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Peer Navigators

Consumers of Mental Health WA (Inc.)

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) is the peak body for consumers of mental health services in WA. As a community based not for profit organisation, CoMHWA understands, listens and acts upon the voice of consumers of mental health and the wider community.

About the project

The Peer Pathways Project will provide coordinated pathways to support individuals, their families, and carers to access the supports needed to promote mental and physical wellbeing. This is primarily a phone-based service and includes identifying needs and having a comprehensive understanding of the range of services available across the State.

About the role

CoMHWA’s Peer Navigators will support the Peer Pathways Project. The successful candidates will assist individuals to navigate appropriate services within psychosocial, clinical, and primary healthcare settings across Western Australia.

This is a contract to 31st December 2021. Part-time position – up to 60 hours per fortnight. Negotiable working arrangements for preferred candidate. Immediate start.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist individuals to navigate the health system and find appropriate services; including but not limited to mental health, alcohol and other drug, general health, sexual health, housing and financial supports.
  • Operating the phone line and email account and responding to requests in an effective and timely manner.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to support Project goals and outcomes.
  • Assist with the development of the Service Navigation Database / resource.
  • Assist to seek opportunities for future delivery beyond grant time frames.
  • Assist with program reporting, dissemination and evaluation.

Selection Criteria:

  • Lived experience of mental health recovery.
  • Cert IV Mental Health Peer Work qualification.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with members of the community in ways that foster hope and empowerment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong team orientation and consumer focus.
  • Ability to work autonomously, use initiative and work flexibly as part of a team to accomplish shared goals.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills in order to develop strategies, ideas and opportunities for service navigation issues.

In addition to the advertised salary the successful applicant will have the option to participate in a very attractive tax reducing salary packaging scheme.

Please visit the CoMHWA website to find out more about our organisation and to download a copy of the full Job Description Form:

A position description is attached.

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