Job Details
  • Reference380418B_1631587504
  • LocationHobart, Hobart, Tasmania
  • SalaryAU$51 - AU$54 per hour + + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted10 days ago
  • ConsultantVedangi More

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Open Arms, a well-regarded government organization, provide an essential service by supporting our defense personnel and their families in a time of need. Possessing a large portfolio of sites across Australia, they are currently seeking a Community and Peer Advisor to join their team in Hobart for a in initial 12-month contract, with the genuine opportunity to extend.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
The role of Community and Peer Advisor requires someone with lived experience of mental health issues and Australian Defense Force (ADF) service, as either an ex-ADF member or partner/carer of a current or ex-ADF member (spouse, ex-partner or widow/widower). The position entails using one's lived experience to respectfully support and educate clients, consumers and stakeholders about strengths-based, recovery-oriented practices and community support services.
The Community and Peer Advisor will work collaboratively within a regional Community Engagement Team to provide direct support to Open Arms clients. The position will also work with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for veterans and serving ADF members and their families, and in doing so foster wellbeing.

DUTIES:
In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles:

  • In line with Open Arms policy and procedures, provide personalised peer support services to current and former ADF members and their families
  • Where appropriate, share knowledge gained through one's relevant lived experience and recovery to promote awareness, understanding and service improvement.
  • Role model behaviours which promote mental health recovery and wellness for the purpose of client, community, and stakeholder education and engagement.
  • Co-facilitate relevant group programs.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of the Community Engagement Team
  • Represent Open Arms and the peer workforce to strengthen the organisation's public profile, in order to further enhance Open Arms' responsiveness and reach.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for veteran, current ADF and their families.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Open Arms' Clinical Practice and Governance policies and Accreditation.
  • Participate in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, strategic direction and quality improvement, particularly in relation to community engagement activities.
  • Support participative workplace practices in line with policies of WHS, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service values, Employment Principles and the APS Code of Conduct.
  • Collaborate with Community and Peer Advisors and Community Engagement Coordinators both locally and nationally, including participating in and contributing to a peer work Community of Practice.
  • Participate in regular supervision, training, case conferencing and case review meetings.


MANDATORY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Lived experience of mental health issues and ADF service, as either an ex-ADF member or partner/carer of a current serving or ex-ADF member (spouse, ex-partner or widow/widower).
  • To respectfully and effectively utilise this experience to promote a recovery focused approach to support others
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training and professional development, including completion of certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
  • Qualifications must be that of a mental health professional.
  • Qualified health professionals must have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Mental health accredited social workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • 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 and/or their family members and promoting recovery orientated behaviours
  • Experience in casework or other human services delivery


Suited to an applicant with demonstrated experience working within the field of mental health, you will possess a relevant qualification, preferably as a clinical psychologist or psychologist, be industry passionate and pride yourself on delivering a high level of service.


For more information, contact Vedangi More on 0469889351 or simply apply online with your updated CV and a cover letter up to a 1000 words.

Applications close 24/09/21 at 12pm.