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Peer Support Worker

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Casual / Part-Time|Townsville, Mount Isa

About Us 

selectability is one of North Queensland’s largest providers of mental wellbeing services. We have been providing recovery oriented support across the region for more than 30 years.

We are about to launch an exciting new individual and group support program and have a number of casual vacancies for peer support workers to join the team.

Our values

At selectability our values define what we stand for and how we work.

We value:

  • commitment … our consumers and their goals are everything. 
  • accountability … We take responsibility for our actions.
  • diversity … we respect and celebrate that everyone is different.
  • positivity …we engender courage and passion for a better future.
  • human rights … we respect and promote individual rights.
  • integrity … we do the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • innovation…we believe that every day is an opportunity to improve.

 

About the opportunity

As a peer support worker you will work with the program lead to design and facilitate group programs to assist consumers in their recovery.

You will draw on your lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instill confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.

The group sessions will provide a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to develop the trust and confidence to re-connect with the community and live independently.

They will cover a range of activities and topics tailored to the needs of the group and all containing a mental health component. 

 

About you:

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will have:

  • a commitment to our values
  • Cert IV in mental health or peer support
  • lived experience as a consumer of mental health services with ability to openly draw on your personal recovery story to role model hope, choice, and self-determination. 
  • excellent communication skills
  • experience working in a team environment with the ability to work autonomously
  • high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • First Aid and CPR certificates (or ability to obtain).
  • a "C" class Queensland drivers’ licence (P2 minimum).
  • a registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured car
  • a smart phone with a data plan.
  • a current national police check certificate.
  • a Positive Notice Working with Children (blue card) with a yellow card exemption (or ability to obtain).

Please note you will need to provide us with your certificate of completion for the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission worker orientation module  ‘Quality, Safety and You’”. If you haven’t already completed it you can access it online  https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au/

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or identifying as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply

Applying

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are the best person for this role by clicking the region you are interested in:

Mount Isa , Townsville

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