Auckland City, 1010Peer Support Team LeaderPosition DescriptionThe Peer Support Team Leader is a newly created role which sits within the Merge Community Team and will support the delivery, and ongoing development of a number of peer support / lived experience roles and intitiatives.
The Merge Community team provides people with lived experience of homelessness opportunities for building skills, meaningful social connections and building their own abundance.
The Peer Support Team Lead will support and manage a team of staff to deliver peer support, advocacy and navigation into housing and wellbeing to people in the city centre who are experiencing homelessness, marginalisation or health issues.
The Peer Support Team Lead will bring their own lived experience and knowledge to support the team and contribute to building the development of peer and lived experience work across Lifewise.
The Team Lead will work collaboratively with other initiatives within the Merge Community, Lifewise and other agencies working to provide connection and support to whānau experiencing homelessness in Auckland City Centre.
counselling, AOD, employment, education & social servicesActively support staff to connect whānau to sustainable housing pathwaysWork to build postive connections within Lifewise, the local community & other agencies in the city centreDevelop and provide ongoing support at all levels to uphold values of tino rangatiratanga, whakawhanaungatanga and manaakitangaDevelop and implement accurate and effective evaluation and reporting systems to track outreach activitiesContribute to the peer and lived experience networks across Lifewise and the wider sector.
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU NEEDExperience and understanding of peer support models of practice and community led developmentAbility and confidence in supporting and facilitating community-led initiativesStrong knowledge of tikanga me te reo Māori would be an advantageUnderstand and practice strengths based approachesHave lived experience of mental distress, homelessness or addiction Excellent communication skills including written and verbalGood understanding and knowledge of the homelessness sector and or other related social sectorsApplications close on 26 January 2020