Peer Support Specialist

Last update 2023-12-01
Expires 2024-01-01
ID #1930810241
Peer Support Specialist
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified November 20, 2023


Are you a night owl looking for an awake night shift position in ChristchurchMust have had your own lived experience with mental healthNew salary rates + extra annual leave + 2 wellbeing daysWe're looking for someone whose had theirown mental health journey through to recovery, to support others on their ownmental health journeyAbout Pathways | MomatouAs aleading mental health and addiction service in Aotearoa, we empower individualsto live full lives in their communities. Prioritising mental health whileaiming for overall well-being, we foster strong whanau connections. Ourcommitment to personalised support is reflected in our 'whatever it takes'wairua and spirit.The benefits | Nga ahuatanga kei a matouNew salary rates, earn up to $29.10 per hourExtra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment2 well-being days annuallyIncreased Kiwi saver contributionPerk plus discount appHoliday programme assistanceIncome continuance planEAP Employee Assistance ProgrammeThe role | Mo teneituranga mahiThe role is on ourawake night shift working Sunday – Thursday, 11pm – 7.30am, based in abeautiful homestead in Christchurch. You'll need to haveyour own journey of lived experience with mental health to become a PeerSupport Specialist in our Peer Acute Alternative Service. Our service is an alternative to hospital admission and is supported by a total of24 staff members across the various shift patterns. In this role you'll be:Focusing on the individuals needs and providing culturally safe practiceRelevant administrative tasks, comprehensive notes and effective handover, and supporting and collaborating with your colleaguesSupport people with independent daily living skills. You'll need to be prepared to support our clients to do whatever it takesWhile the people you support are asleep, you will be kept busy with other tasks like cleaning and supporting the day shifts with maintaining things like filing, first aid kits, emergency kits and preparation of paperwork. About You | MouAs well as your own personal experience ofmental health services you'll havecompleted peer training and the level 4 certificate in Health and Wellbeing (orequivalent). Your lived experience isvalued in this role and used to enhance the way we support people in a recoveryfocused way, including utilizing your recovery tools for the people we supporton their recovery journey. You'll besupported in your own career pathways as a peer, to grow peer leadership. Thisrole also requires you to be able to provide medication support for our peopleand have impeccable attention to detail.You'll also have:New Zealand Certificate Level 4 in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent).You'll have Intentional Peer Support training (IPS) or Peer Employment Training (PET) Certificate or be willing to study towards one.You will have completed WRAP trainingPeriod of wellness of 18 months before applyingA full New Zealand drivers licenceYou must hold a current comprehensive first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.Closingdate: 17 December 2023. Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior tothe closing date.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Peer support specialist

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