About Access Health and Community (AccessHC)With a 150-year history and caring at our centre, our mission at Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is to build healthier lives together. We have a dedicated and experienced team of over 400 employees and 200 volunteers operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do and contribute to improving the wellbeing of the community every dayThe opportunityAn exciting new opportunity to join our thriving community health care organisation, and work within a truly supportive, and values-based culture and engaged workforce. The headspace Hawthorn & Malvern teams work with young people and their families within our community to access a range of services to support their wellbeing. The opportunity has arisen for the creation of a new role – Senior Peer Support - to be an important part of the headspace and AccessHC AOD/mental Health teams.We are seeking to fill this role as a Full-time position however part-time is negotiable.What you will be doing Key ResponsibilitiesProvide one-on-one and group based support to young people aged 12-25 years, their family/carersProvide consumer-perspective practice supervision and support to peer workers across the Mental Health and AOD teams at AccessHCDevelop and co-facilitate group support programs across headspace, AOD and Mental Health teamsWhat you will bring Key Selection CriteriaIdentify as having a lived experience of mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use, and demonstrate current stability in recoveryFormal training and/or qualifications in peer support (such as Cert IV in Peer Support, SHARC Peer Support training, Intentional Peer Support or other relevant training/qualification)Experience and/or training in providing lived experience consumer-perspective practice supervision (highly desirable)At least four years' experience delivering peer support services in a paid or volunteer capacity (experience working with young people preferred)Experience and confidence to co-facilitate peer support groups, identify any risk issues and seek support from clinical staff where requiredExperience and confidence to work one-on-one with consumers to provide support, information and assistance as per their recovery goalsAttributesWilling to effectively, respectfully and appropriately use your lived experience of mental health and substance use in your everyday workGenuine interest, passion and ability to work with young people aged 12-25 years, their family and friendsUnderstanding principles of risk, confidentiality, and rights and responsibilities of consumers within a community health contextUnderstanding of the Intentional Peer Support model and its use in mental health and AOD servicesWell-developed interpersonal and communication skillsDemonstrated ability to work creatively and respectfully with people from a diverse range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communitiesDemonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environmentDemonstrated behaviours consistent with AccessHC valuesAccess Health and Community Culture and BenefitsAt AccessHC, we offer more than just a fulfilling career; we provide an environment where you can thrive in a culture of collaboration and support. Our team members share commitment and passion to make a positive impact and this ethos creates a range of benefits for our people from opportunities for personal and professional growth to a sense of purpose and belonging. Our culture promotes an environment of success and fulfilment.Join us and experience a career where you truly make a difference.The position encompasses an extensive range of benefits:Supportive and values based culture and engaged workforceCulture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thriveCommitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditionsFocus on staff wellbeing and health - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Commitment to ongoing professional development and career growthPaid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leaveAnnual leave loadingGenerous salary packaging opportunities(up to $15,990 per annum + $2,650 meals/entertainment expenses)Read more about our culture and benefits: https://accesshc.org.au/culture-and-benefitsApply NowSubmit your application including your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.Please refer to the position description on our website for the key selection criteria information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted and may appoint the role before the end of date of the advertisement.For more information regarding your application, or if you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods or other possibilities, please email:  Karen Vogel – Manager, headspace Hawthorn & Malvern karen.vogel@accesshc.org.auApplications close:  5th December 2023Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation that values inclusivity and diversity. We encourage applications form people with disabilities, those with mental health and/or AOD recovery experience, and those with diverse genders and sexualities.At AccessHC, our vision for reconciliation is an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience equitable health and social outcomes. Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will contribute to achieving reconciliation. We will seek an understanding of and acknowledging histories and injustices, support the active expression of culture, build strong, trusting relationships, and apply culturally appropriate practices within our work. We will work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create a welcoming and safe place for everyone at our services.Access Health and Community acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present, and future, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.As a vaccine positive organisation, we encourage COVID-19 vaccination. As we offer disability services, we require successful applicants to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, Working With Children Check, Police Check and potentially an International Check.Position Description AUD Hawthorn 3122