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Peer Educator/Learning Advisor

Organisation : BEING

Location : Sydney (Woolloomooloo)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training, Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Education & Training, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
  • 22.5 Hours a week
  • Woolloomooloo based (Working from home during COVID restrictions)


About the role

The Peer Educator/Learning Advisor will work collaboratively with the BEING Leadership Academy team and all key stakeholders to support the progression of the program.

The primary focus of the position will be to participate in the co-development and co-facilitation of courses and workshops offered by the BEING Leadership Academy. The secondary component of the role is to positive support and learning advice to clients of the BEING Leadership Academy to enable them to achieve their educational goals and learning objectives.


BEING Leadership Academy is a new and innovative consumer-led program funded through a Federal funding grant and offered by BEING – Mental Health Consumers. 

The BEING Leadership Academy takes a collaborative approach to bringing adult education and learning into the mental health sector, through the provision of in person and online education programs and mentoring resources specifically tailored to the needs of people living with mental health issues, family and carers, and the broader community at a National level.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Collaborate with the BEING Leadership Academy team in the co-development and delivery of courses and workshops.
  • Participate in the co-development of a range of recovery-focused learning materials, including session plans, learners’ resources, powerpoint presentations and schemes of work associated with course production and records
  • Co-facilitate the teaching of courses/workshops according to timetables and modalities offered.
  • Utilise your personal recovery experience to provide positive support for all learners to achieve their educational goals.
  • Work collaboratively with the BIENG Leadership Academy to develop the course curriculum.
  • Provide learning advice to students of the Academy as required.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to principles and practices of co-design, recovery and trauma-informed practices for all staff, volunteers, and learners of the Academy.
  • Participate in the Peer supervision group for external Peer Educators of the Academy.
  • Work with the Academy team to establish processes for student representation within the Academy. 
  • Participate in co-design committees and team meetings as required. 
  • Ensure all documentation is maintained in line with program procedures and protocols
  • Other duties as required



About You:

To be successful in the position you will have the following:

  • Certificate IV Mental Health, Mental Health Peer Work, Community Services, Community Development/ or nearing completion of qualifications. 
  • Experience with facilitating/teaching adults using a recovery focused approach or a willingness to learn.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of working in a positive and focused team environment.
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing people living with mental health issues. 
  • Strong knowledge of computer literacy and ability to navigate Microsoft suite. 
  • Lived/living experience of mental health issues and ability to bring your experiences and confidence in sharing publicly in the context of course delivery and development context.   
  • Skilled in being self-motivated, conscientious, flexible, adaptable and able to work on own initiative.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of good organisational and time management skills and meeting work task deadlines
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing and personal responsibility and demonstrate this in a workplace setting.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


What you’ll get in return

  • Work life balance & flexibility in family friendly environment
  • Competitive base salary
  • Work with a collaborative team who cares
  • EAP services
  • Modern terrace office location, with a lovely outdoor balcony for lunches and breaks
  • Workplace surrounded by public transport
  • Working for a peak body who is making a difference
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives


Our Culture:

We pride ourselves on holding firm to our principles of Recovery Orientated Practice. This means that BEING – Mental Health Consumers upholds the following for our staff, Board, contractors, volunteers, members and the broader community:

  • Promoting a culture and language of hope and optimism for people living with mental health issues.
  • Use person-first language and holistic approaches to recovery.
  • Supporting personal recovery.
  • Organisational commitment and workforce development to include people living with mental health issues. 
  • Take action on social inclusion and the social determinants of health, mental health and wellbeing. 
  • Belief that recovery is possible for everyone. 




About the organisation

Organisation Name : BEING

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is the independent, NSW peak organisation speaking with and for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues. Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people living with mental health issues are heard by decision-makers, service providers, and the community, and have an opportunity to lead and influence systemic change in services and systems.

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is committed to human rights principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity and believes that recovery is possible for all people who live with mental health issues and emotional distress



How to apply

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BEING – Mental Health Consumers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we apply affirmative action strategies to the employment of people with personal lived/living experience of mental health issues and encourage people living with mental health issues to apply and to be involved as employees of our organisation. 


Please quote in application: Peer Educator/Learning Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Education_and_Training, #Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Mental_Health

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