Peer Support Worker - P0414

Peer Support Worker – Casuarina, NT - Casual

About Us

Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote area. Anglicare NT offers a range of career opportunities in the community and social services sector in a diverse range of fields such as children and youth, family relationships and counselling, out of home care, refugee and migrant, corporate services, financial counselling, mental health, disability and home care, social enterprises and specialist homelessness services.

Anglicare NT offers great benefits, including a commitment to further training and development options, flexible working conditions, five (5) week's annual leave and a strengths-based environment. We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take-home pay.

Our motto of Hope, Kindness, Respect, Fairness and Integrity articulates our values of cultural respect, social justice and partnership. By living our values, we work to achieve excellent outcomes and make a lasting difference in the lives of Territorians.

About the Position

You will skilfully and purposefully utilise parts of your lived experience of mental health difficulties, recovery and accessing mental health services, to provide support to young people and families in collaboration with their treating team. You will help develop and co-facilitate Peer Support Groups and participate in Community Engagement events to provide education opportunities to the community, reduce stigma regarding mental ill-health and be a role model to young people.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A willingness to study a Certificate IV in Mental Health or relevant field
  • You will have lived experience of accessing support for mental health difficulties.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage, support and work collaboratively with young people and an understanding of the mental health system in the Northern Territory
  • Ability to work closely with a wide variety of young people, family members and friends, clinical and professional staff and relevant committees, as well as a commitment to complete documentation and data collection as required.

You will uphold the values of Anglicare NT and provide quality services within the scope of the position and associated delegations.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working with Children (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver's licence.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application on the Anglicare NT website.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Stacey Hopkins, Peer Support Coordinator 8931 5999

Applications close COB Tuesday, 4 May 2021.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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