About the role
Joining a committed team, the Peer Support Officer, will work within the Support Services Team to develop and deliver our Regional Representative Peer Support program across Queensland, establish Peer support groups for people with Down syndrome and deliver workshops in conjunction with people with Down syndrome and their families on relevant topics that will increase capacity.
The Regional Representative Peer Support program is a volunteer program involving parents of children and adults with Down syndrome who want to support family members in their local community in a peer support capacity. The role includes connecting people with Down Syndrome Queensland, providing peer support, linking families into the community, coordinating local family social and fundraising events and increasing awareness of Down syndrome in their community. At times, the role may support broader advocacy efforts through communicating local themes / issues back to Down Syndrome Queensland.
This role is based in Stafford, Brisbane and is Fixed term for 2 years, 4 – 5 days a week.
About the organisation
Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) is a not for profit organisation providing a variety of services from experienced and professional staff. DSQ is committed to ensuring that people with Down syndrome, their families and the people who work with and care for them are informed, empowered and supported. We work with families across Queensland.
The Peer Support Officer is an essential part of this commitment, facilitating and providing peer support services to people with Down syndrome and their families.
At DSQ we have three core values: Integrity, Passion and Inclusion. Our values express what we stand for and guide the way we do things. Our values are core to our business, and we align everything we do with them.
How to apply
Please send your CV, with a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience fit the role.
Applications close COB 30 November 2020
The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks including professional referees, completion of a satisfactory police records check and working with children check.
Down Syndrome Queensland is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people with a disability to apply for all positions.
Please quote in application: Peer Support Officer via Pro Bono Australia.