- Job posted on: 13th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
Due to increased growth in consultancy and project work LELAN is seeking a Project Worker. The Peer Project Worker will provide input into various projects that LELAN is undertaking, working with other staff, the lived and living experience community and organisations to meet project aims and deliverables. Particular areas of focus will be facilitating relationships and connections to enable collaboration, leading components of projects, collating and disseminating the insights and solution ideas of people with lived experience as well as supporting the co-creation of resources and/or reports that articulate organisational philosophy and practice.
LELAN offers a dynamic workplace and collaborative team culture, it can be fast paced with quick turnaround times. Being proactive, adaptable, creative and having a commitment to working together are the keys to success.
As a lived experience-led organisation, LELAN team members have their own lived or living experience of mental distress, social issues or injustice. Determining whether you meet this ‘criteria’ can be tricky, we do not require people to explain their personal history during the application or interview process. As a guide, it is described in our industry that ‘people with lived experience’ have had experiences that significantly affected their life, changing the way they viewed themselves and their place in the world. Given that LELAN actively advocates for systems level change in the mental health and social sectors experience of accessing public mental health and other services and/or programs for your lived experience is preferred.
LELAN’s purpose is to amplify the voice, influence and leadership of people with personal lived and living experience of distress, social issues or injustice to drive systemic change. The organisation has three areas of focus:
Mobilising the power of lived experience throughout South Australia is LELAN’s vision. This underpins the work that we do and the way that we do it, embodying the knowing we have that lived experience matters. Our values are courage, compassion, dignity, intersectionality, leadership and social justice.
Core to all work that LELAN completes is a commitment to meaningful involvement of people with lived experience of mental distress, social issues or injustice and our allies, ensuring collective experiences are heard, elevated and provided space to gather and build strength together.
We are committed to inclusion and accessibility for people with lived or living experience and welcome applications from people with: broad distress or mental health experiences (including psychosocial disability); diverse cultural backgrounds (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people); gender or sexually diverse identities (including trans and non-binary); and/or other disabilities.
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Further enquiries can be made by contacting Sheryl Boniface, Manager – Projects & Advocacy, via firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Peer Project Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0459 946 515. Additional information about LELAN can be accessed at www.lelan.org.au.
Interviews for the position will be held Thursday February 10th, 2022.