Community and Peer Advisor – EX MILITARY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY – Canberra, ACT ACM Recruitment

JOB DESCRIPTION

Community and Peer Advisor – EX MILITARY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY – Canberra, ACT

  • $50.00 – $55.00 per hour
  • Full time, 37.5 hour a week role
  • Long term contracts

 

ACM Healthcare is working on behalf of a Federal Government Department to source a Community and Peer Advisor to work within the veteran community. The role is based in Canberra, ACT.

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.

 

Job Description or Duties:

  • Provide individual and personalised peer support services to current and former ADF members and their families in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Collaboratively identify client goals and develop an individualise Action Plan to identify strengths and measure progress.
  • Exhibit behaviours that promote mental health recovery and wellness, role modelling resilience and adaptability for client, community, and stakeholder education and engagement.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for veteran, current ADF and their families. 
  • Participate in program evaluation and research activities, strategic direction and quality improvement, particularly in relation to community engagement activities.

  

Mandatory Requirements:

  • 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).
  • Certificate IV qualification in Mental Health Peer Work, or a willingness to obtain certification is desirable.
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencing in the position
  • Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (if successful)

 

Contact: Please contact Jess on 0404 576 374 to discuss this role further or inquire about our other positions available. Alternatively, email Jess directly at [email protected] 

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