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Peer Support Worker - Kingaroy

Last updated: 22/11/2022
Supporting a friend

IMPACT Community Services Limited (IMPACT) is a high profile, community owned organisation supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. Since 1978, we have been supporting local people experiencing disadvantage, poverty and exclusion. Our vision is to improve lives. IMPACT is also a Child Safe Organisation committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

About the role   

Across the South Burnett region, our part-time Peer Support worker provides:

  • Psychosocial support services to people who are being managed in a primary health care setting such as by a General Practitioner or Psychiatrist
  • A range of non-clinical, community based support to individuals to help them achieve their recovery goals

As part of a small team, on a day to day basis you will:

  • Provide individually tailored mental health support, both face to face and via digital platforms
  • Create individual recovery plans in conjunction with individuals and key stakeholders
  • Maintain relationships with hospitals, health services and other providers
  • Provide participant driven group-based support based around the participants' interests with a recovery focus
  • Deliver a flexible and responsive support model
  • Promote the program to other services and agencies

To make a difference in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of a Certificate IV in a relevant field such as Mental Health, Peer Work or Community Services
  • Personal lived experience with mental health concerns and a preparedness to share this experience to build trust and respect with participants
  • An understanding of the individual recovery process
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • A preparedness to drive within the Wide Bay Hospital Health Service catchment area to deliver programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to work remotely with IT devices and video conferencing platforms

Our offer to you:

  • Salary packaging up to $18,500 per year so you pay less tax and increase your take home pay
  • Birthday bonus day off
  • Paid 2 hours per month to donate to a worthy cause of your choice
  • Opportunities for advancement with our 'grow your own' approach
  • Professional development by participating in internal and external training
  • Reimbursement of Working With Children and NDIS screening cards

To find out more, view our Position Description

How to apply

Submit your application today and provide your:

  • Cover letter showing us why you are a great match for this role
  • Current Resume

IMPACT welcomes all applications, including from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and recovery, a disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

We believe that diversity makes us stronger and we provide equal opportunity to all. Selection for all vacancies is made on the basis of merit. 

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Working with Children and an NDIS Worker Screening clearance prior to commencing, together with proof of up-to-date Covid-19 vaccinations.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current NDIS Worker Screening Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
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