The Peer Workforce Project Coordinator at Being will be instrumental in developing processes which support the expansion and development of infrastructures for consumer peer workers across NSW.

To inform this vital work, the Peer Workforce Project Coordinator will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including peer workers across NSW.

As a senior leadership role within the organisation, the Peer Workforce Project Coordinator will work closely with the CEO and other senior staff in developing projects and activities to support the NSW peer workforce, including the hosting of the annual NSW Public Mental Health Consumer Worker Forum.

This is a full-time contract role, valid until June 2022.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Personal experience of living with mental health issues and demonstrated ability to utilise your own recovery to support and inspire hope and recovery for others;
  2. Strong knowledge of the mental health sector in NSW;
  3. Strong understanding of issues relating to consumer peer workers in public mental health services and community managed organisations;
  4. Demonstrated strategic thinking skills and experience in the development of high-end projects and documents;
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the principles that inform good practice mental health peer work;
  6. Demonstrated evidence in working from a practice which is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed;
  7. High level analytic skills in relation to research, literature review and reports, and an ability to take discussion papers, literature reviews and reports from conception to completion;
  8. High level communication skills and demonstrated high level relationship management experience;
  9. Demonstrated high level project management skills;
  10. Excellent administrative skills including secretariat experience and proficient in using Microsoft Office.

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Experience with state or national level Peer Workforce initiatives;
  2. Experience on statewide project management initiatives;
  3. Previous work experience as a consumer worker or consumer peer worker in public mental health services or community managed organisations.
  4. Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work (consumer) or working towards 5. Ability to commence immediately.

How to apply:
Applications with a CV and cover letter (addressing the essential and desirable criteria) must be sent to jobs@being.org.au by 5pm, Thursday February 27.

Please place the job title in the subject line of your emailed application.

Please note: Applications that do not address these criteria will not be considered.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 5.

Click here to download the PDF of the position description for the role of Peer Workforce Project Coordinator.

Being is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. This means we apply affirmative action strategies to the employment of people with personal lived/living experience of mental health issues.

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