Peer Support Coach, LikeMind – 2 days per week Uniting NSW & ACT

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Peer Support Coach is responsible for appropriately applying personal lived experiences with mental health recovery to aid consumers in reaching their recovery goals.  This includes providing education, training, and individual support services, to promote a personally meaningful recovery.

  • Part time position in Seven Hills – 2 days per week
  • Join a supportive team in community mental health
  • Good rates + generous salary packaging benefits (pay less tax)

LikeMind program’s purpose is to provide wrap-around services to consumers with a variety of mental health, physical health and psycho-social needs.  It will bring together existing community health services in an accessible, centralised and engaging community space.  The four pillars of the service are – mental health, drug and alcohol, primary care, and vocational/ employment services.  

Duties and Responsibilities of the Peer Support Coach include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure every service users experience is recovery-focused and follows client-led goals through the development of a peer support coaching relationship
  • Model coach and problem solve with clients based upon peer ‘lived experiences’ of mental health recovery
  • Provide a range of peer support coaching sessions via face-to-face sessions, peer support groups and community focused events.

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience in related industry, service, or equivalent level of experience to activities required
  • The incumbent has ‘lived experience’ of recovery from psychosis/severe mental illness
  • Comprehensive understanding of the recovery process and ability to appropriately communicate a lived experience
  • Flexibility in coping with organisational change and demonstrated ability to be innovative in clinical approaches with young people.
  • Ability to maintain the philosophy, standards and policies of the program model and the organisation and to promote the recovery of young people
  • Current NSW Driver’s license

Desirable Criteria:

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or equivalent

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements (pay less tax)
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression and development opportunities

Enquiries only (Apply through the advert) to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on [email protected] .  Ref 503465