Aboriginal Mental Health Peer Worker
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
- Part Time Fixed Term to 30 June 2021
- Schads level 3
- Generous salary packaging
- Make a difference to the lives of people in South West Sydney!
Would you like use your personal experience of mental distress to make a real difference in peoples' lives? Here is your opportunity to join an organisation whose passion is mental health recovery.
One Door Mental Health is committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people with a serious mental illness, their relatives, carers, and professionals working in the area.
About the role
Connector Hub, South West Sydney is a new program, funded by South West Sydney PHN to deliver the National Psychosocial Services (NPS) program in South West Sydney.
This program will support individuals living with severe and persistent mental health conditions who are not eligible for the NDIS, to individual support and group-based activities that build their capacity to live well.
Connector Hub SWS will be delivered by One Door Mental Health across 4 Local Government Areas (LGA's). They are Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee.
The program will be offered across all 7 LGAs across South West Sydney and delivered in partnership with Flourish Australia.
The Mental Health Peer Worker uses recovery and trauma informed frameworks to to help consumers identify their strengths and goals for participating in the program. Connect participants to services in the community including GPs, mental health clinicians, community, welfare, education and employment services and will trun small groups aimed at increasing psychosocial skills that relate to the programs five key domains, of:
- Daily Living Skills, e.g. cooking, weekly budgeting
- Social Skills, e.g. communication skills, regular social outings
- Connection with Family, e.g. managing emotions
- Finding and Keeping a Home, e.g. navigating public housing and the private rental market
- Physical and Mental Wellbeing, e.g. walking group, yoga group
What you can bring to the role:
- Provide recovery focused one to one support to participants in the program
- Use your problem Solving and conflict management skills to maintain great relationships with other service providers
To excel in this role, you will possess:
- Demonstrated understanding of recovery oriented, person centered mental health services
- Experience in undertaking strength based assesments, goal settings and action plans
- Some experience in delivering or coordinating small groups
- Great stakeholder skills
- Relevant tertiary qualification in mental health eg Peer Work Certificate IV or equivalent professional experience
Don't miss this opportunity to join a recognised and respected organisation and feel great about what you do!
Please contact Tracey McKenzie at 0428836738 for more information regarding this role.