Who We Are The Wellness Initiative is a social enterprise that is driven to empower the community to create joy, wellbeing and meaning in life. We are a relatively new organisation that have been established since 2018 and are passionate about providing the best peer support services in the West Australian community. We have a team of passionate staff who all identify as having a journey with mental health recovery and work together to provide peer support to people who are ready for change and would like support to improve their wellbeing. The community is our office and we currently provide services in the Perth metropolitan area.
The Team and The Role The Peer Support Worker role is responsible for providing quality Peer Support to participants of The Wellness Initiative. Peer Support Workers support participants to develop their vision for wellness; and walk alongside them as they practice new skills to achieve a meaningful life. This position works in collaboration with the Founders to achieve the best possible outcomes for each participant whilst also upholding the Values and Ethics of WRAP Facilitation. This role will be based in the community and participants’ homes in the Perth metropolitan area. Social and recreational groups will also be provided in the community. The Wellness Initiative provides support to participants all days of the week to suit the goals and needs of the participants – however, work hours are flexible to other commitments that you may have. This role will primarily be working alongside participants using their NDIS funds to access our services. Peer Support Workers at The Wellness Initiative are paid in line with SCHCADS Award Level 2.1 on week days and weekend pay loading included. Duties for this role will include:
Supporting participants to develop an understanding of what living a good life means to them and create goals to match.
Walking alongside participants and encourage them to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves with a recovery-focused mindset. Our aim is for participants to not require Peer Support in the long term.
Providing one-to-one Wellness Recovery Action Plans to participants, as required.
Drawing on personal lived experience of a mental health and wellbeing journey to offer hope of recovery to others.
Attending regular supervision and team meetings.
Who We Are Looking For The Wellness Initiative is looking for people who are passionate about mental health recovery and who are ready to make change in people’s lives, as well as breaking down stigma in the wider community. We are looking to create a pool of highly qualified Peer Support Workers in the effort to create more choice for our participants and to be able to match the best person to support them to achieve their goals and aspirations. The successful applicant will:
Display attitudes and behaviours in line with The Wellness Initiative’s Vision, Mission and Values.
Identify as a person with a lived experience of a mental health journey and recovery, and be willing to be open about this experience with others when relevant.
Have completed, or be willing to complete, their own WRAP course.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) recovery.
As a minimum, hold a relevant Certificate IV qualification and/or relevant Peer Work experience to the position.
Be able to model positive behaviours, emotional maturity, coping skills and resilience.
Demonstrated experience in group facilitation, if required.
Be proficient in using relevant data systems and administration tools.
Think creatively and work flexibly alongside others to best facilitate Peer Mentoring.
How to Apply To apply for this position, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A cover letter and/or a video (five-minutes maximum) answering the following - “I am passionate about a role as a Peer Support Worker because…”
Applications without either a cover letter or video will not be considered. Please note: as we receive a high volume of applications, we will only be contacting shortlisted applicants. We value a diverse workforce with different life experiences, skills and backgrounds including disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all culturally and linguistic backgrounds.
The Wellness Initiative would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Nyoongar people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this region, city and boodja, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.