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We are working with the DVA to fill the position of Community and Peer Advisor, this role requires someone with lived experience of mental illness and Australian Defence Force (ADF) service. The position entails using one’s lived experience to respectfully support and educate consumers and stakeholders about recovery oriented practices and community support services. The role will work as part of the Open Arms Care Coordination Team. The position entails working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders so as to enhance Open Arms ability to identify and respond to the needs of vulnerable and at risk veterans, current and former defence force members and/or their families. The position takes a strengths-based, recovery approach to supporting vulnerable and/or at risk consumers to foster wellbeing. The position incorporates the development and maintenance of community relationships and the provision of direct support to individuals and/or their families.
In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles:
1. Identify as being a person with lived experience of mental illness and ADF service for the purpose of community education.
2. Role model behaviours which promote recovery and wellness for the purpose of community education and consumer engagement.
3. In line with Open Arms policy and procedures, provide personalised support services to veterans, current and former ADF members and their families through the development of individualised strength-based assessments and plans, collaboration with others in the client’s life (including relevant service providers) and advocacy and referral (i.e., case coordination).
4. Work systemically with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for vulnerable or at risk veteran and defence force communities and families, in accordance with Open Arms policy and procedures. This includes the development of a shared knowledge base that assists with informing appropriate practice and referral pathways for service access.
5. Co-facilitation of relevant group programs for service consumers and providers.
6. Participation in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic direction and quality improvement recommendations, and provide feedback for ongoing development of clinical policies and procedures, particularly in relation to community engagement and development activities.
7. Undertaking relevant training and professional development, including participation in regular supervision, case conferencing and case review meetings.
8. Participating in internal and external meetings as directed. Where appropriate, share knowledge gained through one’s relevant lived experience and recovery during team meetings to promote awareness and understanding.
9. Working effectively and cooperatively as a member of the Open Arms Care Coordination team.
10. Applying the principles of cooperative and safe work practices consistent with APS Values and the Department’s mission, vision, approach and values.
You will demonstrate your commitment to safety and use your experience and judgment to ensure yourself and your workmates stay safe. Your ability to set good examples of work ethic and integrity together with your positive mind set in dealing with work and people will be highly regarded.
With our commitment to achieving a diverse workforce, we strongly encourage Female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applications.
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