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Peer Support Worker - Individual Recovery Support - Cairns

Neami National

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

About the Role

  • Part Time
  • CSD Level 2: From $64,363 - $69,031 pa pro rata depending on skills and experience
  • Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2022

Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. 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.

What we are looking for:

  • 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
  • Ability to foster and maintain respectful, professional relationships with consumers, staff and organisations.
  • A willingness to engage one on one in community with people who have a criminal history.
  • Experience of the public or private mental health system
  • You must have an appropriate length of time in recovery to be able to effectively and safely conduct the peer support worker role, and a willingness to continue to engage in recovery supports where appropriate.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Police check – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Blue Card prior to commencement (employee responsibility)
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers license

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:

Robert Cross, Service Manager: Ph 07 4256 8700 | M 0419353894.

No recruitment agencies candidates need apply.

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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