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Peer Support Worker - Murray Bridge

Neami National

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

  • PT (0.6FTE), Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2022
  • Services offered Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm (some out of regular hrs may be required)
  • Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team

About the Role:

The Peer Support Worker will work one-on-one with consumers in our support programs including the Intensive Home-Based Support Service (IHBSS). Support is voluntary and aimed at people aged 16 years and over who have experienced acute episodes of mental illness requiring hospitalisation or who are at risk of being admitted to hospital, with referrals made through community mental health teams. In practice, people often have a range of needs and are experience other challenges as well.

Intensive (high engagement, frequent and responsive) support is provided for up to three months, and so being able to connect with people and build rapport is critical for this role. Support provided is primarily in the person’s home and is determined by the aims and needs of the consumer. The purpose of the support is to assist a person in their recovery and build skills and confidence to be living independently, preventing admission or relapse, facilitating early discharge, and transitioning back into the community and reaching their aspirations.

Why you should come and work for us:

Using Neami’s foundation of the Collaborative Recovery Model to provide individual one to one psychosocial support services which focus on consumer – determination, empowerment, hope and belief that recovery from a mental illness is possible.

  • Consumer Service Delivery Level 2 $64,363 - $69,031 (pro rata)
  • Attractive Salary Packaging available providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Vulnerable Person Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Lived experience of mental illness and/or of life changing challenges and a demonstrated experience of recovery
  • A Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (highly desired)

OR

  • Alternative training or experience as a Peer Worker

OR

  • A Mental Health (or equivalent Human Services or Community Services) qualification of Certificate IV level or above

Please note: if an applicant has relevant experience without a qualification, it is expected that they complete a relevant Certificate IV qualification within two years of employment at their own cost.

Neami National will require, as part of our condition of employment, that all candidates applying for any position must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (or have received one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and have a scheduled appointment to receive their second dose.)

Candidates will be required to provide appropriate evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to Neami National.

How to apply:

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

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

Name: Sandra Bennett, Service Manager – Murray Bridge

Ph: (08) 8531 2395 or Mob: 0427 424 086

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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