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Peer Support Worker - Adelaide

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with mental health issues in Australian society

About the Role

  • Casual Position
  • 7-day rotating roster
  • Consumer Service Delivery Level 2 $67,330 - $72,196 per annum
  • Based at the Urgent Mental Health Care Centre, Adelaide.

Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and represent 50% of the workforce within the UMHCC. Peer Support workers draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, mental health crisis or caring for someone living with a mental illness to instill confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. You must have a lived experience of your own mental illness/caring role, and a rich understanding of the processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.

Core duties

  • Work to the principles that underpin the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) protocols.
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Work closely with clinical case managers in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers
  • Work within a holistic framework taking into account the needs of consumers, family, carers and other members of the community and provide culturally appropriate service responses
  • Group facilitation of our peer led program, Flourish
  • 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

Mandatory requirements

  • It is a requirement of the Peer Support Worker position that you hold, and provide Neami evidence of, a Mental Health (or equivalent Human Services, Community Services) qualification of Certificate IV level or above, or complete such a qualification within 2 years of your commencement of employment.
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to 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 Worker - 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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