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SHARC Peer Worker Training

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This course is specifically designed to provide practical knowledge and skills for existing and emerging Peer Workers in the AOD sector. This is a unique course focussed entirely on the peer work discipline that prepares workers to provide service in formalised settings.
Please email or call Peer Projects at SHARC to register or if you have any enquiries.

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Phone: 03 9573 1742
Email: Email: peersupport@sharc.org.au

Carer Consultant, Victoria

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03-26-2018

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• The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Inner West Area Mental Health Service)
• Moonee Ponds
• Part time (16 hours per fortnight)
About The Role:
• Work closely with carers and lived experience workforce to ensure carer perspective is incorporated at all levels including planning, development, evaluation and training.
• Participate in leadership groups of the service, project development, consultation and liaison with carers and partake in the leadership of the Carer Advisory Group.
• Based in cosmopolitan Moonee Ponds, hours are negotiable, and the successful applicant will have access to a range of employee benefits including salary packaging.
View position description and submit your application ONLINE: www.thermh.org.au Click on Careers/Job Search, go directly to vacancy via Search function and enter Ref No. 38790

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Contact: Hannah Bloom
Phone: 03 9377 3400
URL: www.thermh.org.au

Peer Practitioner, Mind, Brunswick, VIC

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01-22-2018

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Fixed Term Part Time
A position has become available for a Peer Practitioner at the Peer Recovery Communities (PRC) Inner North Brunswick. Peer Recovery Communities provide an individualised recovery oriented residential service where people with mental ill health can learn skills and manage their mental and physical health within a safe, supported environment.

Online applications must be submitted by Monday 22 January 2018.

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Contact: Miranda Baldwin
Phone: 03 9387 2133
URL: www.mindaustralia.org.au/jobs

Peer Support Coordinator, New Horizons, North Ryde, NSW

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the New Horizons team as a Peer Work Coordinator; who will provide leadership in the development, coordination and support of a peer workforce in New Horizons mental health services.
In this role you'll apply your lived experience as a consumer of mental health services alongside strategic thinking, advocacy skills, mentoring and communication to reinforce lived experience and the peer workforce at all levels of the organisation, as well as establishing best practice systems and supports.
This is a permanent opportunity. Working hours are full time 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Based in North Ryde, you will report to the Service Excellence Manager in our Service Excellence team.

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Phone: 1300 726372
URL: www.newhorizons.net.au/careers

PALS VOLUNTEER, Mind Australia, Vic

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Help people to gain better mental health, and improve the quality of their lives.

‘PALS’ is a social/recreational program where volunteers are matched one-to-one with a person experiencing mental ill-health. The main focus of the program is on social connectedness and developing social and recreational opportunities, as well as building a relationship to combat social isolation. PALS operates in the Metropolitan Melbourne area.

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Contact: Emily Scott
Phone: 03 9404 9721
URL: https://mindaustralia.mercury.com.au/
Email: Email: volunteering@mindaustralia.org.au

Recovery and Rehabilitation Peer Worker, Wellways, NSW

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NSW

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Under the support and direction of the Coordinator - Recovery & Rehabilitation Services, this role works with the team and other key internal and external stakeholders in the ongoing development and effective implementation of program plans. Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.
Wellways is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, are from a non-English speaking background, LGBTQI or have a disability to apply.

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Contact: Louise Benson
Phone: 0436 001 551
URL: https://www.wellways.org/careers-wellways

Lived Experience Peer Worker, St Vincents, Vic

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Part Time - up to 3 days per week - Fixed Term (6 months) with possibility for extension

SVHM’s Safe Haven Café will incorporate peer support workers and
volunteers with a lived experience of mental health issues and recovery, who will work alongside
mental health professionals (both paid and volunteer).
The focus will be on providing individuals with the opportunity to learn about their own response to
crisis and to develop self-management skills to break that cycle of crisis.

Family/Carer Peer Worker Team Leader, Monash Health, Vic

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01-30-2018

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This position is responsible for establishing a team of family/carer peer workers, facilitating their orientation and ongoing training and educational needs, and providing ongoing supervision and mentoring. This position will work alongside the consumer peer worker team leader, and receive support and supervision from our senior family/carer consultant. You will have experience of caring for someone with mental health challenges, and significant experience of undertaking direct peer work with families and carers, and be able to mentor and supervise others. This is a great opportunity to be involved in establishing and leading this exciting new service. The position will be based in Dandenong, but will be required to work across all sites, and so a full driving license is required.

Consumer Peer Worker Team Leader, Monash Health, Vic

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Vic
01-30-2018

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This position is responsible for establishing a team of consumer peer workers, facilitating their orientation and ongoing training and educational needs, and providing ongoing supervision and mentoring. This position will work alongside the family/carer peer worker team leader, and receive support and supervision from our senior consumer consultant. You will have lived experience of mental health challenges, and significant experience of undertaking direct peer work with consumers, and be able to mentor and supervise others. This is a great opportunity to be involved in establishing and leading this exciting new service. This is a full time position, but we can offer some flexibility in contracted working hours.
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The position will be based in Dandenong, but will be required to work across all sites, and so a full driving license is required.

Peer Support Worker, Mercy Health Post Discharge

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01-07-2018

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Permanent part time role (0.6 EFT), Level 2 position
• Based at Clare Moore Building at Weribee Mercy Hospital
• Provide support for clients after discharge from our adult inpatient units
• Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and support clients in discharge planning
• As an integral member of the multi disciplinary team, provide practical assistance to clients to lead their own recovery process
• Provide assistance for clients in their own environment to reconnect with social networks and the local community.

Contact

Contact: Sharlin Berna
Phone: 0417211621
URL: http://www.careers.mercy.com.au/
Email: Email: asharlinberna@mercy.com.au

Peer Support Worker, One Door Mental Health, Burwood, NSW

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NSW
01-08-2018

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One Door Mental Health is committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people with a serious mental illness, their relatives and carers, and professionals working in the area.

The Peer Worker will work as a team member with a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, GP or Psychiatrist to provide wraparound support to meet each individual person's needs and wishes to enable them to live well and achieve their recovery goals.

Peer Support Workers

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Qld
01-12-2018

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Actioning Recovery & Citizenship (ARC) Program
Part-time flexible hours 15.2hrs per week
Fixed term contract until 30 June 2018

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Contact: 07 3252 3488
Phone: 07 3252 3488
URL: https://www.footprintsinc.org.au/get-involved/work-us
Email: Email: jobs@footprintsinc.org.au

Recovery and Rehabilitation Peer Support Workers

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NSW
01-21-2018

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Full time/Part time - fixed term contract until June 2020 (Casual applications considered).
◾Campbelltown & Smithfield
◾Make a difference
◾Culture of Empowerment

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is designed to work with participants to address key areas supporting people who have mental health issues to maintain housing and participate in their communities.

Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model you will:
◾Provide practical support to people with a mental illness
◾Work with participants to address key areas supporting their development of decision making skills, social skills, independent living skills, community access, healthy lifestyle, self-identity, self-esteem and resilience.

Peer Support Worker, Parramatta Mission, Chatswood, NSW

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NSW

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Enrich your career development in this dynamic full time position with the new Enhanced Adult Community Living Supports program at Chatswood. This program is about delivery of psychosocial supports to people with a severe mental illness.

This exciting opportunity would suit candidates who want to make a difference in people's lives, are resilient, empathetic and motivated to realise change that makes a difference.

Essential Criteria:
•Personal lived experience of mental health problem or disorder
•Certificate IV in Peer Work or willingness to attend
•Experience of public mental health psychiatric inpatient unit settings
•Ability and commitment to work with consumers, health workers, the community
•An understanding of issues and concerns for mental health consumers
•Proven written and oral communication skills
•Understanding and practical knowledge of the implementation of the core precepts, principles and philosophies of the Australian mental health consumer movement and recov

Aspergers Victoria Support Groups

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Aspergers Victoria is a registered health promotion charity run by volunteers. Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of individuals and families with Aspergers, by providing support, knowledge and skills development, to enhance lives and influence community views.

Peer groups are often the first port of call for new members - a place where you can meet others, listen, learn and share stories about your journey with Aspergers, amongst others who understand. Volunteers with lived experience run all groups. The philosophy of AV peer support groups is to provide a friendly, supportive environment, where everyone can share their life experiences, challenges and insights.

PeerZone, Sydney

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NSW
02-27-2017

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PeerZone is a series of 20 three-hour peer-led workshops for people who experience mental distress and addiction. The workshops provide a fun, interactive and safe structure for participants to share their experiences, learn self-management and expand their horizons.

PeerZone runs a four-day training and ongoing support services for peer workers to be PeerZone facilitators, who deliver the workshops to people in their service or community.

When: Mon 13 to Thu 16 March 2017.
Venue: Collective Purpose
80 William St
Woolloomooloo, NSW
Cost: $1800 per facilitator (reduced from $3000)

Registrations close on Monday 27 February.

Group Facilitation for Peers, Prahran Mission, Vic

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This 2 day course is the perfect starting place if you are new to the hearing voices approach. At the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of the hearing voices approach and how to apply it in many practical settings – either for yourself, in your work as a mental health professional or in your family/home environment.

17-18 July 2017
Cost: $400 Full fee
$320 Student fee
$50 Concession

Bipolar Life Victoria

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Previously Melbourne Bipolar Network, Bipolar Life are an all volunteer charity focused on bipolar support groups and bipolar education. They operate bipolar support groups in a range of Victorian localities.

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Mind 5-day peer support worker course

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This course will equip individuals with the basic skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to undertake peer support work. The course is designed to create a safe space for people to share their lived experience and recovery, and to explore and develop personally within this unique learning space. The course is facilitated by qualified peer practitioners with a lived experience who are currently working in the field.

Date: Monday 5 June - Friday 9 June 2017
Venue: Mind Australia
86-92 Mount Street
Heidelberg VIC 3084
Cost: Full fee for individuals is $800.00.
Limited subsidised places at $150.00 are available for people who hold a current healthcare concession card (if employer is not paying cost of the training).

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Email: Email: learning@mindaustralia.org.au

Becoming a Peer Worker - One Day Workshop

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This one-day workshop has been designed for people who would like to learn more about using their lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery in the peer workforce. This course is for consumer and carers.

Date: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Time: 10:00-3:00pm
Venue: Mind Australia
86-92 Mount Street
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Cost: Full fee $100.00, Health Care Card holders $50.00
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided


Presenters: Representatives from both Mind Learning and Development team and the Centre of Excellence in Peer Support (CEPS), Mind Peer Support Workers, guest speakers.

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Phone: 03 9455 7916
Email: Email: learning@mindaustralia.org.au

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