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Peer Practitioner

  • 492710
  • South Australia
  • Case Management
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health

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  • Fixed term part time
  • Use lived experience of mental ill health to deliver outreach services to clients supporting their recovery goals and wellbeing
  • Fixed term 12 month roles | Part time 23 hours/week
  • Mt Gambier Location

 

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

 

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

 

About the role

The Connect is an outreach program that delivers intensive support services up to 12 weeks to individuals with mental health issues within a framework of recovery focused on strengths and capabilities. Connect services, delivered by a peer workforce, to support individuals who are experiencing distress and crisis to avoid hospital admissions or support to return home from hospital. Clients are empowered to identify and develop a sustainable, purposeful lifestyle that has meaning and value to them, actively participate in community life, manage daily activities, create networks with service providers and reduce social isolation to achieve their wellbeing and recovery goals.

 

We are seeking compassionate, self-motivated Peer Practitioners for 12 month fixed term, part time (23 hours per week) opportunities to work in the Mt Gambier area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to deliver positive person-centred outreach services to clients to achieve their wellbeing goals, build capacity and independent living skills, strengthen relationships with family and friends, access support services and develop community connections.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise lived experience of mental ill health to deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to enhance connections with families and carers, create networks and access to relevant services.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals.

 

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Prior lived experience and willingness to support clients through sharing learnings and recovery-orientated practice is required.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492710. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Monday 20 February 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.

 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

Download File PD Peer Practitioner (Connect) 20230130.pdf

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492710. Online applications must be submitted by Feb 21, 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.

Kessie Poole

 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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