Communify’s programs empower people to maintain their independence, connect with their community, manage their health and lifestyle and address the challenges that life can present.
We provide programs and services in areas of aged care, children, family & individual support, mental health, disability, housing & homelessness, drug & alcohol recovery and NDIS. Through our Neighbourhood Centres and Community Development programs, we also offer Emergency Relief, Social Inclusion activities, Food Security, Multicultural Support, community gardens and venue hire.
About this role
- Casual shifts – out of hours & weekend work required
- Safe Space is an after-hours service that operates 7 days a week. From Monday to Friday staff will work from 4.30pm until 9.30pm, while Saturday and Sunday hours will vary
- Be responsible for providing quality psychosocial and recovery support services in partnership with guests, families and/or carers
- Utilise your personal experience of mental illness to engage with guests and their carers/family
By drawing on your lived experience that will play a unique role in encouraging and supporting the recovery of guests by
- Supporting guests to deescalate distress at presentation to the Safe Space service
- Providing information and support
- Building capacity and facilitate guests to identify goals
Skills & experience
- Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or similar qualification relevant to Mental Health services
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in supporting people in distress
- Lived experience of your own mental illness and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery
- A willingness to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery
- Blue Card, Police Check, Open Drivers Licence
- Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated
- experience and knowledge around strength based, trauma informed support
- Experience facilitating or supporting the facilitation of group interactions
Diversity and Inclusion
Communify pays its respects to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and we acknowledge the elders past, present and emerging.
Communify is committed to being an inclusive organisation. We recognise that we work across diverse communities and welcome and encourage participants from all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to embrace the diversity of people from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, people seeking asylum, refugees and people living with a disability.
- Peer supervision & personalised EAP program
- Salary packaging
- Individualised professional development budget
Apply online via our Careers page https://communify.connxcareers.com/Job/ViewJobs by clicking Apply Now by checking out the position description and please attach your CV and write a letter to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge, experience and personal attributes will be the right fit for the role. Get in quick because we are going to short list and interview as soon as we can. Applications close COB 1 September 2023.