Community & Peer Advisor

  • Leading Federal Government Department

  • 12 Month Duration with possible review for extension

  • Monday to Friday hours. No weekend work. Join the Spring Hill team.

In conjunction with a leading Federal Government Department, WorkPac are seeking a Community and Peer Advisor to join their Spring Hill Community Engagement Team for a 12 month period with a possible review for extension. This position entails using oneâs lived experience to engage with clinical staff, clients and external organisations to promote hope, offer a positive model of recovery, de-stigmatise mental health issues, build help-seeking behaviours and provide a trusted bridge to clinical care. You will deliver peer support to current serving, veterans and family members, with particular focus on enhancing pathways to care for members of the Special Forces communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide personalised mental health peer support services; connecting through shared lived experience to promote hope and reduce self-stigma.

  • Walk alongside veterans and their families to increase their connectedness and belonging, assisting them to connect with activities that promote meaning and purpose and equipping them with skills and tools that build wellbeing.

  • Share relevant lived experiences and role model behaviours to promote mental health recovery and wellness for the purpose of client, community, and stakeholder education and to encourage earlier engagement with care.

  • Provide lived experience advice and peer support for mental health literacy workshops and group treatment programs.

  • Participate in and contribute to workforce and organisational development activities, including through engaging in training, regular supervision and case review meetings, and through collaborating with colleagues in relevant Communities of Practice.

  • Mandatory Skills and Experience

  • Lived experience of ADF service, either as an ex-ADF member who served within or alongside Special Forces, or as partner/carer of a current serving or ex-ADF member (spouse, ex-partner or widow/widower) who served in the Special Forces.

  • Lived experience of mental health issues and recovery, which may include as a carer.

  • Ability, readiness and dedication to intentionally, safely and effectively utilise this experience to mentor and support others, to engage with internal and external stakeholders and to inform service development and improvement.

  • Willingness to undertake relevant training, professional development and professional supervision, including completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencing in the position.

Highly desirable skills and experience

  • Experience supporting veterans, in particular within the Special Forces community and/or their family members and promoting recovery-orientated behaviours.

  • Experience in casework or other human service delivery roles.

  • Experience working within cross-agency programs.

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

Job Reference Number: 6123J20221931 - Maddie D'Arcy

How to Apply

Click on the Apply button. For more information please contact: WorkPac Principal Consultant: Maddie D'Arcy on (07) 3251 2361 quoting the above reference number.

Job title: Community & Peer Advisor
Contract type: Casual
Location: Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs, Brisbane
Industry: Training and Development HR & Recruitment
Job expiry: 2022-07-05
Reference: 6123J20221931


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