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Team Coordinator / Team Coordinator, Peer Specialist - Bourke / Parkes

Flourish Australia
  • Full-time (76 hrs/fortnight)
  • Flexibility to be based in Bourke or Parkes overseeing the Bourke, Cobar and Parkes teams
  • Monday to Friday
  • Level 4 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018)

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

About the Role

As a Team Coordinator and Team Coordinator - Peer Specialist with Flourish Australia, you will assist the manager in providing supervision and guidance to staff. You will support and develop the skills of staff through the provision of in-service training.

You will also have a hands-on role with frontline service delivery, working directly with people with a lived experience of a mental health issue. As the Team Coordinator or Team Coordinator - Peer Specialist, you will lead by example by taking a hands-on approach in providing person led recovery-oriented and trauma-informed service that best supports people to live in the community.

In addition, the Team Coordinator - Peer Specialist will use lived experience and personal recovery to mentor people with a lived experience of a mental health issue. You will use your lived experience openly to build professional relationships and reciprocity with the people you support, while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Support the manager to implement programs, policies and local procedures and also with the planning and coordination of a program or project (when required).
  • Provide day-to-day supervision and support of lower or similar classified employees.
  • Facilitate discussions regarding the individual needs and goals of each person accessing Flourish Australia’s services and collaboratively develop, implement and monitor an individual plan that meets these needs.
  • Encourage people to develop skills which will meet their needs. These may include domestic skills, social skills, independence skills, and skills to enter education and/or employment.
  • Ensure that individual support meets the person's recovery journey goals, is strengths based and person-led wherever possible.

For more information, please review the Team Coordinator or Team Coordinator - Peer Specialist position description and the Peer Worker Information statement “What You Should Consider Before Becoming A Peer Worker”.

Selection Criteria

  1. A relevant Certificate IV or above in a relevant field.
  2. At least 3 years experience working in the community in a mental health setting.
  3. A strong commitment to, and advanced understanding of, recovery-based practice in the workplace.
  4. Excellent knowledge of the local area and its health services and other community services.
  5. A strong understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issue.
  6. Demonstrated experience in a similar role and in providing support and/or supervision to lower classified staff.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge Microsoft Office and advanced knowledge of data information management systems.
  8. A personal lived experience of a mental health issue (Team Coordinator – Peer Specialist only).
  9. Maintain a current Australian Driver’s Licence.

For further information, please contact Jenny Craig, Senior Cluster Manager. E: jenny.craig@flourishaustralia.org.au using the subject line: Team Coordinator & Team Coordinator, Peer Specialist - Bourke / Parkes enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Career development opportunities
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