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Senior Peer Workforce Project Officer

Location : New South Wales, Sydney (Wooloomooloo)

Organisation : www.being.org.au

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Hourly

Salary : $37.03 per hour

Application Closing Date : 23-07-2018

About the Role

Being is looking for a Senior Peer Workforce Project Officer for an exciting

12 month project (full-time role 38 hrs/week)
$70,000 – $80,000 (including superannuation)

  • An exciting carer opportunity with a leading NFP mental health organisation
  • Be part of a passionate team of change-makers
  • Close to public transport

Being is currently seeking a full-time Senior Peer Workforce Project Officer to join our busy and dynamic team.

The Senior Peer Workforce Project Officer will support the NSW Peer and Consumer Workforce. This position will work on a range of administrative tasks and projects, including secretariat for the Consumer Workers Committee.

You will also need to create and maintain relationships with community managed organisations, peak bodies, the NSW Mental Health Commission, and NSW Local Health Districts.

This role will suit a candidate who has excellent project management skills and policy and research experience. You must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, to multi-task and meet deadlines, and a desire to champion this exciting project.

This position is classified Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHCADS) 2010 Level 5 Pay Point 1 ($37.03 per hour).

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : www.being.org.au

Being is the independent, NSW peak organisation for people with a lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress. Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people with mental health issues and emotional distress are heard by decision makers, service providers, and the community. With a long-standing history of operation, Being is in a unique position to influence NSW policy, legislation, and service delivery, to improve the outcomes for the communities we serve by providing advice to the mental health sector on people’s views and experiences of the way mental health services are delivered. We support people to advocate and provide input into decision making at all levels through a co-design process and peer–led activities.


Being has a strong focus on human rights, and as such advocate for the rights of people with mental health issues and emotional distress to live and participate in the communities they choose.


We are a value based organisation whose work is underpinned by Recovery-Oriented and Trauma-Informed principles including respect, social justice, and transparency, and a belief that recovery is possible for every individual.


Being engages with their members, Government, Community Managed Organisations, and the community through the provision of resources and information, consultations and submissions, research and evaluation, and education and training.


Being receives core and project funding from the Mental Health Commission of NSW and the NSW Ministry of Health.

Apply for this Job

Closing date for applications – Close of business, 23rd July 2018


To access the Recruitment Information Kit (which includes the selection criteria) go to http://being.org.au/2018/06/new-positions-at-being/


Please send your completed application ( cover letter, resume and selection criteria) to Cecilia Rais, Human Resources Manager, jobs@collectivepurpose.org.au


For more information about this position please contact Irene Gallagher or Sarah-Jane Edwards info@being.org.au or call(02) 9332 0200.


You must address all the selection criteria in a separate document for your application to be considered.


To know more about BEING’s work please go to www.being.org.au.


Please quote in application: Senior Peer Workforce Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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