Job Details
  • Reference401024B_1668048241
  • LocationWodonga
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted17 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Community and Peer Advisor on a contract for 12 months.

Position Overview

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S), participative work practices and values, and under limited supervision and within the standards for positions at this level, the Community and Peer Advisor is responsible to the regional Community Engagement Coordinator/ Community and Peer Coordinator for these duties:

  • Provide personalised mental health peer support services to current and former ADF members and their families; 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.
  • As a member of the regional Community Engagement Team, engage strategically with both veteran specific and community services, organisations and networks to break down barriers to care, increasing awareness and visibility of Open Arms services and working to improve access for veterans and current serving members and families across the veteran community.
  • Work in collaboration with other Open Arms service providers including in support of care coordination and, where appropriate provide lived experience advice and peer support services in co-facilitation support of Open Arms mental health literacy workshops and group treatment programs.
  • Share knowledge, insight and skills gained through one's relevant lived experience with internal and external stakeholders to increase military cultural competency and inform service improvement activities.
  • Establish strong relationships and effective work management practices as a member of the Regional Community Engagement Team.
  • 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.
  • Support participative work place practices in line with policies of WHS, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service values, Employment Principles and the APS Code of Conduct.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.