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Mental Health - Peer Worker Hobart

Advertiser: Baptcare3.1 out of 53.1 overall rating (48 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
28 Nov 2019
Location
Hobart
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Other

Mental Health - Peer Worker Hobart

Mental Health- Family and Friends Peer Worker
Part Time. fixed term until end June 2020
Hobart

- Opportunity to make a significant contribution
- Not for profit salary packaging

About the organisation
Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

About the role
The Family and Friends Peer Worker will provide additional support for family and friends of current Baptcare Mental Health and Wellbeing Program participants who are identified by their Care Coordinator as showing signs of isolation, burn out, stress or grief resulting from their roles as a carer for a person with serious mental health issues. The Carer Peer Worker will draw on their lived experience to effectively empathise, listen, build rapport and share experience to assist the person with the issues identified above. They will provide information to family and friends about available resources and services to assist them, support the referral process and facilitate effective engagement as necessary. They will also facilitate a support group for family and friends of people with Mental Health Issues.

Duties, skills and experience
Empathic listening, validating and normalising the persons experience, intentionally sharing personal experiences of caring for a person with mental illness in to order assist the person and overcome stigma.

Assisting family and friends who are struggling to come to terms with their loved ones' Mental health diagnosis, issues of stigma and experiences of the mental health system.
Encourage help seeking behavior and provide relevant information and supportive referral to assist carers to engage in available supports.
Sharing strategies for coping, self-care and managing the challenges faced when caring for a person with a mental illness.
Facilitating Carer Support group

If this exciting opportunity interests you and you feel that you have the necessary skills, qualifications (min Cert IV Carer Peer Work) and experience to fulfil the requirements of the role, please submit an application. This must include both a resume and a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria which can be found in the position description at www.baptcare.org.au

How to apply

Please visit the vacancies page at baptcare.org.au to apply and view the role statement
Applications must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (found in the Role Statement) and a resume.

Please forward queries to: 
Hermione Hickling
Email: hhickling@baptcare.org.au

Applications close: 13th December 2019

Baptcare subscribes to a mobile and flexible work environment.
If you require support with the application process, please contact pcservices@baptcare.org.au

Baptcare is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role and supporting diversity. We welcome applicants who may require adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To apply visit our vacancies page: baptcare.org.au/vacancies
baptcare.org.au

Mental Health- Family and Friends Peer Worker
Part Time. fixed term until end June 2020
Hobart

- Opportunity to make a significant contribution
- Not for profit salary packaging

About the organisation
Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

About the role
The Family and Friends Peer Worker will provide additional support for family and friends of current Baptcare Mental Health and Wellbeing Program participants who are identified by their Care Coordinator as showing signs of isolation, burn out, stress or grief resulting from their roles as a carer for a person with serious mental health issues. The Carer Peer Worker will draw on their lived experience to effectively empathise, listen, build rapport and share experience to assist the person with the issues identified above. They will provide information to family and friends about available resources and services to assist them, support the referral process and facilitate effective engagement as necessary. They will also facilitate a support group for family and friends of people with Mental Health Issues.

Duties, skills and experience
Empathic listening, validating and normalising the persons experience, intentionally sharing personal experiences of caring for a person with mental illness in to order assist the person and overcome stigma.

Assisting family and friends who are struggling to come to terms with their loved ones' Mental health diagnosis, issues of stigma and experiences of the mental health system.
Encourage help seeking behavior and provide relevant information and supportive referral to assist carers to engage in available supports.
Sharing strategies for coping, self-care and managing the challenges faced when caring for a person with a mental illness.
Facilitating Carer Support group

If this exciting opportunity interests you and you feel that you have the necessary skills, qualifications (min Cert IV Carer Peer Work) and experience to fulfil the requirements of the role, please submit an application. This must include both a resume and a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria which can be found in the position description at www.baptcare.org.au

How to apply

Please visit the vacancies page at baptcare.org.au to apply and view the role statement
Applications must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (found in the Role Statement) and a resume.

Please forward queries to: 
Hermione Hickling
Email: hhickling@baptcare.org.au

Applications close: 13th December 2019

Baptcare subscribes to a mobile and flexible work environment.
If you require support with the application process, please contact pcservices@baptcare.org.au

Baptcare is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role and supporting diversity. We welcome applicants who may require adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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