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North Shore Peer Support Work Opportunity

Mental Health Peer Support Worker

Based on the North Shore & Rodney, Auckland

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your personal experience of mental ill health and recovery? If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!

Connect: Supporting Recovery is an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation that sits at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD services.  The successful candidates will be based within the Reach Out service on the North Shore where we deliver Peer Support to people living on the North Shore and in Rodney.

Peer support is a challenging role, which requires tenacity, resilience and a sense of humour.  It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own experience of recovery from mental ill health to make a difference in the lives of others.  As role model and peer, you will be inspiring hope through sharing your own story of recovery with those who are looking at moving towards different choices and options in their lives.

The role of Peer Support Worker will require of you to build a relationship with others based on a common and shared experience of mental distress.   The relationship fosters mutual learning and growth and is strongly focused on supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

They are looking for someone who:

  • Has strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures including working with youth and Maori.
  • Is mature, patient and respectful.
  • Has experienced mental distress and recovery themselves and can be a role model to others.
  • Has good communication and active listening skills
  • Hangs in there when the going gets tough – is resilient and assertive.
  • Is a critical and reflective thinker with strong self awareness
  • Is able to work independently and as part of a supportive team.
  • Can multitask and is flexible
  • Have a full driver’s license and access to their own vehicle.
  • Has computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing).

If you are interested in the above position, please send your expression of interest and CV to the following address:

The Administrator

PO Box 102149

North Shore Mail Centre 0745

Or via email to: admin@connectsr.org.nz

Applications close at 11am on Friday 2 December 2011. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.