Peer Support Worker - Ashfield

Employment status
Full Time
Classification and Salary
CSD Level 2 from $55,344 – $60,805 pa (Pro Rata) Dependent on skills and experience
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Contract Details
Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2017
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 March 2017
Position overview

About the Role:

Full Time, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2017

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm

Bring your lived experience of your personal recovery to be part of a team supporting others with a mental illness, focusing on their strengths and goals.

  • Join an exciting and expanding organisation
  • Work within a values based, progressive Not for Profit
  • Be part of a dynamic and reflective team providing specialised support

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

Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and draw on their personal lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.  You will work collaboratively in planning and co-facilitating a peer facilitated group based self-development program known as Flourish.  The Peer Support Worker may also assist new consumers in their entry into the service and in providing individual support to consumers focusing on their strengths to achieve their identified goals. 

For this role you are required to have:

  • 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

  • Experience as a consumer of the public or private mental health system

  • Experience of group work ideally as a facilitator

  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt and respond to change

  • Ability to foster and maintain respectful, professional relationships with consumers, staff and organisations

About Neami

Neami National is a community-based recovery and rehabilitation service supporting people living with mental illness and psychiatric disability to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals. We provide services in more than 50 locations, ranging from the inner-city and suburbs to regional and remote parts of Australia.

Our vision is for full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society. Our mission is to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities across the country.

We believe that recovery is an individual process and that with the right kind of support everyone can live a life based on their own strengths, values and goals for the future.

Applications for this role close: Sunday 26 March 2017

No recruitment agency candidates will be accepted for this position.

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To discuss the position, please contact

Name: Emily Lagos

Title: Senior Practice Leader

Contact Phone Number: Ph 02 8790 7001