Senior Peer Wellbeing Worker

Job Description

  • Key leadership role within the new Medicare Mental Health Centre
  • Draw on your own lived experience of recovery to lead a dedicated Wellbeing Team
  • NFP Values based company + Salary Packaging + Leave loading

Wellways is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we'd love to hear from you.

Medicare Mental Health Centre

Working together, Wellways and Clarity Health Care are committed to delivering a spectrum of mental health and addiction supports and interventions tailored to the unique need of the community. We highly value Lived/Living Experience, inclusivity and genuine partnership, forming the foundations of our work. This innovative approach represents a transformative shift offering a remarkable opportunity to shape the future of mental health and wellbeing in Queensland.

About you

Drawing on your real-life experience, coupled with skills learned through education and training, the Senior Peer Wellbeing Navigator, will lead a team of Peer Wellbeing Navigators to support and represent people impacted by mental illness, psychological distress and substance use or addiction.

You will be comfortable to share personal experiences with program consumers within a safe and supported way and will have personal experience of a mental illness or psychological distress and recovery.

Your leadership experience in the health or community services sector will be of great value in this role as well as your proven leadership and experience in working within a mental health or equivalent community-based support role with lived experience.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing leadership, coaching and supervision to a team of Peer Wellbeing Navigators
  • Satisfy reporting requirements
  • Providing intentional peer support
  • Providing one on one service navigation and care planning
  • 1:1 and group interventions
  • Capacity building
  • Support engagement with clinical supports

The position may also carry a small caseload of participants, as needed, providing service navigation and linking participants to relevant therapy services.

You will also need:

  • Personal Experience of mental distress and accessing and navigating health services, including mental health services
  • Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work, SHARC Peer Worker Training, Intentional Peer Support or willingness to complete
  • 2+ year relevant work experience in a peer worker or leadership role
  • National Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check - employment
  • NDIS Workers Screening check
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia
  • 100 points of identification
  • NDIS Workers Orientation module certificate - free online course

Medicare Mental Health Centre will provide the community with a free, safe and welcoming space to access mental health advice, supports and services. Walk-ins will be welcomed, services are confidential, and no appointment or referral.

What we can offer you

  • A purpose driven culture where people can thrive, everyone is respected, and differences are valued
  • An equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 enables you to spend a portion of your salary before it is taxed to pay for things like rent, mortgage repayments, car leasing
  • Meal and Entertainment allowance via salary packaging up to $2,650 per annum
  • Receive 17.5% leave loading every time you take annual leave
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • Access for you and your family to our Employee Assistance Program

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Raelene Taylor, Recruitment Lead on 07 4863 4104

To view the full Position Description and submit your cover letter and application, click APPLY

We encourage early applications as interviews will begin prior to advertising closing date.

Wellways is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. Successful applicants must undergo a comprehensive screening process prior to their commencement.