APS 5 Community and Peer Advisor – Nowra GNSW Calleo

JOB DESCRIPTION

APS 5 Community & Peer Advisor
  
Job Description
  
The role of Community and Peer Advisor requires someone with lived experience of mental health issues and Australian Defence Force (ADF) service, as either an ex-ADF member or partner/carer of a current or ex-ADF member (spouse, ex-partner or widow/widower). The position entails using one’s lived experience to respectfully support and educate clients, consumers and stakeholders about strengths-based, recovery-oriented practices and community support services.
  
The Community and Peer Advisor will work collaboratively within a regional Community Engagement Team to provide direct support to the clients. The position will also work with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for veterans and serving ADF members and their families, and in doing so foster wellbeing.
    
Duties   

  • In line with our client’s policy and procedures, provide personalised peer support services to current and former ADF members and their families
  • Where appropriate, share knowledge gained through one’s relevant lived experience and recovery to promote awareness, understanding and service improvement.
  • Role model behaviours which promote mental health recovery and wellness for the purpose of client, community and stakeholder education and engagement.
  • Co-facilitate relevant group programs.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of the Community Engagement Team
  • Represent our client and the peer workforce to strengthen the organisation’s public profile, in order to further enhance responsiveness and reach.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for veteran, current ADF and their families.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Clinical Practice and Governance policies and Accreditation.
  • Participate in program evaluation and research activities, strategic direction and quality improvement, particularly in relation to community engagement activities.

Commencement Date
ASAP
  
Order Term/End Date (noting any extension options)
12-month contract with the possibility of extension based on operational requirements.
  
Location
Nowra – NSW
  
Mandatory Skills & Experience  

  • Lived experience of mental health issues and ADF service, as either an ex-ADF member or partner/carer of a current serving or ex-ADF member (spouse, ex-partner or widow/widower).
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively utilise this experience to promote a recovery focused approach to support others
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training and professional development, including completion of certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencing in the position.

Highly Desirable Skills & Experience  

  • Experience supporting veterans and/or their family members and promoting recovery orientated behaviours
  • Experience in casework or other human services delivery

If interested, please apply directly through the links provided. Alternately, contact Kalpana Palaniyappa for more information.

Kalpana Palaniyappa
0403 200 666  
[email protected] 

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JOB SUMMARY

Employment Type

Contract/Temp

Job Salary

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