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Peer Workforce Engagement Coordinator

Organisation : BEING

Location : Sydney (Woolloomooloo)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Fulltime Position
  • Fixed term contract to 30 June 2022
  • Woolloomooloo based(Working from home during COVID restrictions)


About the role:

The Peer Workforce Engagement Coordinator contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of peer workforce programs in line with BEING – Mental Health Consumers’ values and purpose. 

Working closely with the community engagement and development team, the position will assist in establishing new programs such as the Ambassadors and Lived Experience programs, as well as other innovative programs within the portfolio. 


A key focus of the role will be in further developing the Peer Workforce Network and the rollout of the Peer Supervision model. The role will work closely with peer workers across NSW to identify mechanisms to support this valuable workforce. The role will establish regular networking events, and a regular newsletter to keep peer workers informed of the progression of the workforce. 


About You

To be successful in the role, you will need to have: 

  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach
  • Interested in supporting and driving change for the mental health peer workforce 
  • Ability to host peer supervision and reflective practice sessions  
  • Be passionate about community leadership and co-designing programs with the community
  • Great with time management and super organised
  • Ability to bring your creativity to establishing new and exciting programs


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Working with portfolio manager to develop and implement a community development and engagement strategy for BEING – Mental Health Consumers. 
  • Assist with the establishment of key programs such as the Ambassador program, BEING Lived Experience Network, Peer Workforce Network and Peer Supervision model.
  • Support the effective internal communications and integration of program strategies and operations across BEING – Mental Health Consumers work. 
  • Support the ongoing development of a structured educational strategy for portfolio programs in collaboration with the BEING Leadership Academy. 
  • Coordinate the recruitment process of program participants. 
  • Provide support and supervision to Ambassadors, Network members (including Peer Workers), and Peer Supervisors as required. 
  • Establish, facilitate and evaluate community engagement events and activities.  
  • Facilitate the committee program and providing support to committee members including secretariate support as required. 
  • Facilitate online and in-person (pending COVID restrictions) as required. 
  • Provide general administrative and operational support to the community engagement portfolio.
  • Working with the portfolio manager, source funding opportunities specific to community engagement and development and assist in the completion of grant proposals.  
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with people living with mental health issues, family, carers and the broader community to design, facilitate, evaluate consultations and co-design process. 
  •  Build and maintain effective communications and relationships with stakeholders.
  • Other duties as required

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


About our Culture

As a NSW peak body, BEING is a unique not-for-profit who is focused on advocating for our members and broader community. Our culture ensures we foster collaborative and inclusive team approaches.

With a focus on our people, our team enjoy working here because we know how to have fun and work hard in equal measure. We keep each other going through any challenges and band together as a team to get the job done.


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

To be considered for this role Hit 'Apply Now' and submit your application!


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 Workforce Engagement Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement

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