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Senior Mental Health Peer Wellbeing Coach - Safe Space Support Service

Communify

About Communify

Communify's programs empower people to maintain their independence, connect with their community, manage their health and lifestyle and address the challenges that life can present.

We provide programs and services in areas of aged care, children, family & individual support, mental health, disability, housing & homelessness, drug & alcohol recovery and NDIS. Through our Neighbourhood Centres and Community Development programs, we also offer Emergency Relief, Social Inclusion activities, Food Security, Multicultural Support, community gardens and venue hire.

About this role

  • Part time minimum 46 hrs per fortnight - out of hours & weekend work required
  • Safe Space is an after-hours service that operates 7 days a week. From Monday to Friday staff will work from 4.30pm until 9.30pm, while Saturday and Sunday hours will vary
  • Be responsible for providing quality psychosocial and recovery support services in partnership with guests, families and/or carers
  • Utilise your personal experience of mental illness to engage with guests and their carers/family

Duties

By drawing on your lived experience that will play a unique role in encouraging and supporting the recovery of guests by:

  • Supporting guests to deescalate distress at presentation to the Safe Space service
  • Providing information and support
  • Building capacity and facilitate guests to identify goals

Skills & experience

  • Tertiary qualifications and registration with professional body relevant to Mental Health services
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in supporting people in distress
  • Lived experience of your own mental illness and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery
  • A willingness to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery
  • Blue Card, Police Check, Open Drivers Licence
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

Desirable

  • Experience and knowledge around strength based, trauma informed support
  • Experience facilitating or supporting the facilitation of group interactions

Diversity and Inclusion

Communify pays its respects to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and we acknowledge the elders past, present and emerging.

Communify is committed to being an inclusive organisation. We recognise that we work across diverse communities and welcome and encourage participants from all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to embrace the diversity of people from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, people seeking asylum, refugees and people living with a disability.

Communify offers

  • Peer supervision & personalised EAP program
  • Salary packaging
  • Individualised professional development budget

A position description is attached.

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