Job Details
  • Reference383489A_1637130949
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted21 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 an APS5 Community and Peer Advisor on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

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/career 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 agency 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 & Responsibilities:

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

  • In line with agency 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 agency and the peer workforce to strengthen the organisation's public profile, in order to further enhance agency's 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 agency' Clinical Practice and Governance policies and Accreditation.
  • Participate in agency's 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 & 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).
  • Ability 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
  • 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

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email Sharrane.Martin@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.