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Peer Support Lead - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - Adelaide

Neami National

“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”

About the role

  • Permanent Part Time
  • CSD Level 4 from $88,850 - $92,865 pro rata + salary packaging benefits
  • Based at Urgent Mental Health Care Centre, Adelaide SA.

The Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC) Peer Support Lead is an exciting role responsible for providing leadership and support in the establishment, implementation and development of South Australia’s first Urgent Mental Health Care Centre. The UMHCC is based on our formal partner, RI International’s (RII) “Crisis Now” movement and their international leading lived experience, high engagement, multi-disciplinary crisis model offering an alternative to Emergency Department presentations.

As the Peer Support Lead, you will form part of the UMHCC leadership team and actively lead a team of Peer Support Workers to provide high-quality, individualised care to consumers accessing the UMHCC.

What will you bring to the role?

Our ideal candidate will have broad experience in the delivery of mental health support services and the ability to inspire, motivate and coach staff to deliver these. You must have a lived experience of your own mental illness and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and coaching of staff
  • Lead and participate in reflective practice through team meetings, decision-making processes, service planning session, supervision and staff development activities
  • Experience in service delivery and development, collaborating with the team, coordinate and support the initial needs assessment and intake of all consumers into the service
  • Experience in drawing on your lived experience of recovery from mental illness and crisis
  • Sound organisational and decision-making skills with the ability to respond and adapt to change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience in solving complex problems

Mandatory requirements

  • Qualification- Certificate IV in Mental Health and/or Peer Work or above
  • Lived experience– Refer to PD
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

Why work with us?

Neami offers its staff a variety of incentives, such as

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development training
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How To Apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please apply.

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Lainey Reynolds
Acting Clinical Services Manager
Lainey.Reynolds@neaminational.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Support Lead - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - Adelaide enquiry via EthicalJobs

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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