Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker Jobs in Surry Hills NSW +1 location at Flourish Australia

Title: Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker

Company: Flourish Australia

Location: Surry Hills NSW +1 location

Unique opportunity for a motivatedPeer Worker or Mental Health Workerto join our growing Surry Hills team!

Use yourfitness and recreation expertiseto support people on their recovery journeys

Gain valuable Mental Health experience at the renownedBuckingham House Centre

The position availablefull-time(76h/fortnight), workingMonday to Fridayandclassified atLevel 3on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018)

About the Opportunity

As a Mental Health Worker or Peer Worker, you will work in the community to support people accessing our services who have a lived experience of mental health issues to achieve their hopes and dreams. You will play an important part in assisting people to maintain wellness and realise their goals. On a day to day basis you will:

Listen to and create opportunities and activities that meet the interests and goals of people.

Encourage shared learning experiences, and support skill development at every opportunity through self-directed learning, information and education.

Ensure that individual support is provided to a person that accesses Flourish Australia services that meet their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the person wherever possible.

Be ‘hands on’ and involved in direct service delivery.

The difference between the two roles is aPeer Workeris required to use theirlived experience of a mental health issue and personal recoveryopenly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they support that also experience a mental health issue.

Peer Workerswill also use their lived experience to inform and contribute to staff learning, service understanding, and delivering person-led, strengths focused, recovery based language, documentation, training and actions. As a Peer Worker, you will also use your lived experience to work as an advocate on an individual basis and systemically (as required). It isnota requirement forMental Health Workersto use their lived experience of a mental health issue in their everyday work.

For more information about what it means to be aPeer Workerwith Flourish Australia, please review the Position Description and the Peer Worker information statement “What You Should Consider Before Becoming A Peer Worker”. For more information on theMental Health Workerrole, please read the Position Description.

About Buckingham House

Buckingham House is a recovery-based Day to Day Living Program providing opportunities to learn and develop skills, form social networks, participate in community activities, develop confidence and accomplish goals. Some activities in the program include:

Physical activities and group exercise classes in our onsite Gym

Group outings such as going to the beach, to parks, to museums, art galleries, bushwalking

Assisting members to develop a range of skills to prepare them to enter the workforce

For this role, we are looking for someone with a background in personal training or experience facilitating groups to support our physical activity related programs.You will work across the Buckingham House programs but also use your expertise to develop and run our gym sessions and related activities.

Please note – Successful candidates must maintain a Class C drivers license and proof of comprehensive insurance must be provided when required. You may be directed to use your private motor vehicle in the course of performing your duties when anorganisational pool motor vehicle is …

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