Position Available – Pasifika Peer Educator

  • Working with the Pacific Community
  • Mental Health Peer Educators
  • Casual position
  • Located in Western Sydney
  • SCHADS Level 4

The program

Western Sydney Recovery College is a collaborative, recovery-based college that seeks to increase the skills and knowledge of people we support (e.g. clients, consumers, carers, and professionals) in relation to mental health recovery in a supportive educational setting.

The role

The Peer Educator co-produces workshops with an Professional Educator and co-facilitates these workshops to a range of students across the Western Sydney Region. The aim of the workshops is to increase the knowledge, values and skills in relation to recovery and mental health practices.

The key responsibilities include to:

  • Work with a Professional Educator and the recovery college staff in the co-development and co-delivery of training
  • Act as a positive role model for consumers and carers by utilising personal recovery experience to support consumers and carers with their wellbeing and educational goals related to their recovery journey
  • Co-develop all workshop materials including session notes and handouts, PowerPoint presentation materials, and student workbooks as per contractual obligations
  • Facilitate learning for all students

What we are looking for

You will be a member of the Pacific community who is interested in being trained as Mental Health First Aid Educators to deliver Mental Health First Aid education programs in Western Sydney.  The programs will be delivered to Pacific Community members and you may also be asked to deliver the programs to the broader Western Sydney community.

You will be known for:

  • Lived/living Experience of Mental Health issues
  • Education and training experience in a group setting
  • You may have Mental Health First Aid certification, if not we will support you to achieve this

About One Door

One Door Mental Health is a leading for purpose service provider for those living with mental illness, their families and carers.  Our community creates a safe place that connects people, our services are innovative and supported by more than 30 years of experience, and our advocacy work is putting an end to stigma through education and understanding.  Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything we do.

Our workforce operates within our purpose-driven approach called Recovery 2gether.  Recovery 2gether provides a simple, clear, framework of support for: consumers, carers & families; staff; and the whole organisation.

Our services are delivered mainly by self-organising teams; where team members are collectively accountable for working with the people we support and fulfilling team-tasks. Some teams are led by Managers.

Your values and our values

Our values are integral to everything that we are as an organisation and how we interact with each other, our consumers and carers.  As you consider whether this role is for you, please take some time to reflect on your own values and One Door’s values.  Click here to view our values ASPIRE to see if they resonate with you.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a cover letter (max. 1 page) addressing the role requirements and what interests you in the position along with your resume via the apply button (please submit both in a single document).

Like to know more about this role?  Contact Jayke on 0456962363 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Sunday 22 May.

Your application for this position will require you to have a Police Check (verified in the last 6 months), a current Working with Children’s Check, an application in process for the NDIS Worker Screening clearance at Service NSW and under the current NSW Public Health Order, evidence of at least 3 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine or provide evidence of an authorised medical exemption.

One Door Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values lived experience of mental health recovery and diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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