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Peer Support Worker - Katoomba

  • 500952
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Part time closed period contract

The headspace program of Uniting offers an “open door”, easily accessible, early intervention service for young people (12 to 25 years old) wishing to obtain support for mental health or substance use issues. 

  • Part time - 3-4 days per week in Katoomba
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in people's lives
  • Good rates + Generous salary packaging benefits 

Role Overview:

The Peer Support Worker 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 meaningful recovery to every consumer.

Duties will include:

  • Ensure every client's experience is recovery-focused and facilitates development of 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

Essential Criteria:

• Personal lived experience of mental health illness
• Drivers Licence
• Comprehensive understanding of the recovery process and ability to appropriately communicate a lived experience
• Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and maintain appropriate boundaries with consumers
Even better:
• Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or other relevant area or working towards

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

  • Generous Salary packaging entitlements
  • Ongoing training & development; Career progression opportunities
  • Rewards program & resources in large network

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera at .  Reference 500952

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