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Peer Worker for Project Hope and Thrive

Organisation : EACH

Location : Melbourne (Ferntree Gully)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 12 Jul, 2020

About the role

Who we’re looking for
If you’re a Peer Worker, qualified as Certificate IV in either Mental Health Peer Work, Disability, or equivalent, enjoy variety in your day, and working closely with other service delivery professionals, you might be exactly the person we’re looking for!

As part of our team at Ferntree Gully, EACH is looking for a Peer Worker to provide recovery-orientated, evidence-based peer support interventions to mental health and substance use clients by utilising their own lived experience of recovery in a mental health and substance use context making a huge difference to their lives.

What you’ll be doing
The Peer Worker will be an integral member of the team and draw on the unique perspective and contribution of a lived experience of recovery from mental illness and substance use, to instill confidence and hope in others about the recovery journey while increasing client’s ability to be leading the life they want to lead.

A typical day might be to meet customers at intake, manage waitlists to keep customers engaged to services, assist with warm referrals (both internal and external referrals) assessments, care planning, service promotion (including conferences), group development and facilitation, and customer reviews.

Engage with clients to develop trusting and professional relationships that support clients to reach their recovery goals. Utilising a Recovery framework, work collaboratively with clients, carers, family, and other supports to identify their needs, set goals, and develop a plan to meet those goals. Participate in regular review of progress towards the identified goals.

You should have a strong sense of empathy and want to use your own experiences to support others in similar situations. You will have experience and an understanding of substance use and mental health and the public or private health system in Australia.

Who you’ll be working with
The Alcohol and Other Drug, Project Hope and thrive team has 4 very experienced ATOD clinicians, 1 Clinical lead and 1 Project Worker. The team is also part of the wider Counselling and Support team comprising of Community Health Counsellors, Integrated Family Support Workers, and Family Violence Workers. You will have access to the Early Learning Program, the Art Therapy Program and a variety of group Programs

Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service and help make a positive difference in the lives of over forty thousand people each year. Our values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us. Our team is dedicated to giving clients the best possible support.

What we offer
EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a flexible workplace strategy, and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : EACH

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.

Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community service providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians, and Family Services.

How to apply

We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.

If you’d like more information about the position, please contact Felicity Townsend on felicity.townsend@each.com.au.

Applications close 12 July 2020


Please quote in application: Peer Worker for Project Hope and Thrive via Pro Bono Australia.


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