- Job posted on: 8th Apr 2021
- Applications close:
Do you want to create a difference in people’s lives by using your own experience? Are you able to offer hope to others who may feel hopelessness?
ICLA’s Recovery Services work alongside people to offer hope, connectedness and empowerment while they work through some of the difficulties that life often presents. We believe that staff with lived experience in mental health issues bring valuable experience and understanding to these programs, enriching the support provided.
Our Peer Workers:
ICLA’s Suicide Prevention and Recovery Centre (SPARC) in Carlton is an early intervention service that works with people to facilitate a positive change in their life with the overarching aim of fostering a sense of connectedness, hope and empowerment. This program isn’t an acute mental health or crisis service, rather is provides support to people who are experiencing stress and feeling a sense of hopelessness. Peer Support Workers work alongside Mental Health Support Workers in a rotating shift pattern between the hours of 7am - 11pm Monday to Friday.
ICLA’s Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC) in Bondi offers a short stay, mental health residential program in a home-like environment in partnership with the South & Eastern Sydney Mental Health Services. This service provides 24/7 empathetic care and support, offering a step-up/step-down model to assist guests with their mental health recovery. Peer Support Workers work alongside Mental Health Support Workers and clinical staff, with shifts across a 24 hour period, 7 days a week.
Our empathetic and compassionate Peer Support Workers use their own lived experience with mental health to support and empower people in their recovery process, providing them with the tools and resources to accomplish goals and enabling them to take charge of their own mental health journey. We currently have one part time position available at each of these two services, as well as casual positions available working across both programs.
Essential Criteria - Experience, Personal Attributes and Qualifications:
Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA) is a not-for-profit community organisation delivering personalised support to people with psychosocial, intellectual and other disabilities as well as those seeking support at difficult times in their life. We manage a number of supported residential and mental health support services across the greater Sydney region, promoting people’s independence, active participation and inclusion in the community. We foster a flexible and inclusive work environment, where everyone’s contributions are valued, while providing a rewarding service to our local community.
Enquiries can be directed to email@example.com, using the subject line: Peer Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.
In order to deliver on our purpose, we want to ensure that we represent the diversity of the Australian community, so we welcome applications and expressions of interest from candidates who can help us to achieve this goal.