Bring your lived experience to provide innovative, person-centred support to people living with mental illness in a sub-acute setting
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
About the Role
- Part Time (0.5 – 0.8 FTE) position available
- Maximum Term Contract until December 2019
- 7 Day Rotating Roster, may include morning shifts, evening shifts and sleepover shifts.
- Preston Location
The Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) Service is a ten bed, 24 hour voluntary sub-acute facility that provides an option for people who are becoming unwell or are still recovering from an acute illness and need a short period of additional support and consolidation to complement their treatment and support. The PARC is operated by Neami National in partnership with the Northern Area Mental Health Service (NAMHS) and aims to prevent avoidable inpatient admissions. This service is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. You must have a lived experience of your own mental illness and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.
- Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
- Provide emotional support by constructively applying lessons learnt through your own lived experience
- Work with the consumer in building their capacity to be part of their community
- Work as part of a team in assisting consumers to engage with the practices associated with the Collaborative Recovery Model
- Collect, collate and maintain data on consumer contact
What will you bring to the role?
- Experience as a consumer of the public or private mental health system
- Experience of group work, ideally as a facilitator
- Ability to be flexible and to adapt and respond to change
- Ability to foster and maintain respectful, professional relationships with consumers, staff and organisations
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of the recovery model
- Lived experience of recovery
- Current Working with Children Check
- Australian Working Rights
- Drivers licence
- Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
About Neami National
Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.
In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.
- Diverse and inclusive organisation
- Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
- Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
- Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
- Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible working arrangements are available
How to apply:
If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please click the APPLY button now before Friday 9 November 2018, 5.00pm AEDT.
The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description.
If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact:
Name: Kaling Yeung, Service Manager
Phone number: (03) 9470 3100
No recruitment agencies candidates need apply
We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.