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Specialist Rehabilitation Consumer Peer Worker

Northern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Non-Graduate/Graduate
Remuneration: $27.42 - $46.78 per hour
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ227463

Where you'll be working
Northern Sydney’s vision is to be "leaders in healthcare, partners in community wellbeing". Our purpose is “embracing discovery and learning, building partnerships and engaging our community to deliver excellent health and wellbeing.”

What you'll be doing
The position will support the implementation and delivery of Mental Health Drug & Alcohol (MHDA) services within the recovery philosophy. This philosophy requires that services demonstrate hope for recovery, respect lived expertise, support self-determination and promote social inclusion.
Peer Workers will use their personal experience and work collaboratively with MHDA teams to support people using MHDA services and further connect them to their preferred supports and services. Peer Workers also have a role in educating clinical staff, and providing representative input into systemic issues and changes through policy development, committee activities, projects and research. This is a non-clinical role.
Peer Workers will receive appropriate training, supervision and support to carry out their roles.
Equality and diversity are fundamental to our core beliefs and values. MHDA is committed to fostering an inclusive culture and actively promotes equality and diversity. We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic classes, religions, disabilities and ages in everything we do.
Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrate these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  • Past or current personal experience using Mental Health and/or Drug & Alcohol related services.
  • Able and willing to share aspects of your personal treatment and recovery experience with others, individually and/or in groups, in a safe and effective way.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including the people using Mental Health / Drug & Alcohol services, clinicians, managers and community members.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to develop and/or deliver education and training.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate group activities across hospital and community settings (eg: for the purpose of social inclusion, rehabilitation, education and /or recovery).
  • Computer and internet literacy.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Haylee Zink on [email protected] or 0409 313 762

Applications Close: 12 May 2021

Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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