Newly created, permanent, 32 hrs per week position based in Rotorua
Use your lived experience to support growing peer workforce capability
Additional annual leave and a hybrid working model
If you have excellent leadership skills and lived experience of accessing mental health and addictions services. Apply now!
LinkPeople Mō mātou
E whakapono ana mātou ko ngā tāngata te mea nui o te ao. At LinkPeople we believe that people are the most important thing in the world.
This guides us in our work supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities to access permanent, safe and affordable housing and linking them to the health and social services they need to live well.
We work together with a number of key organisations as part of a community-wide approach to end homelessness.
The Benefits Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
Extra annual leave after 12 months employment
Subsidies for school holiday childcare programmes
Discount at Specsavers for you and your whānau (family members)
Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
A great team around you every day, working in an organisation that believes in its purpose
The Role Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
The Peer Leader will work collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical staff to introduce Peer Support Workers (PSW) into Lakes Mental Health and Addictions services across the sector.
You will be responsible to actively promote and improve awareness and understanding around the role of PSW by training and providing information and resources to clinical and non-clinical staff and more.
This includes :
Working with regional and national workforce agencies to ensure best practise programmes are accessible for PSW.
Providing guidance and support by way of mentoring the work of the PSW.
Setting up and leading a peer network which will provide support for PSW.
Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
The role is 32 hours per week with negotiable week days.
Lived experience of mental distress and / or harmful substance use and experience of accessing mental health and addictions service.
Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships across a range of networks and disciplines.
Excellent communication, facilitation and leadership skills.
Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Full New Zealand driver licence.
Applications close Rā Katinga : 12 August 2022. Please note this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.