Casual Peer Support Worker – Piri Pono, Silverdale

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your personal experience of mental distress and recovery?
If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you

We have a vacancy for a Casual Peer Support Worker at Piri Pono, our Silverdale Service.

Peer support is a challenging role, which requires tenacity, resilience and a sense of humour. It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own experience of mental health to make a difference in the lives of others. As role model and peer, you will be inspiring hope through sharing your own story of recovery with those who are looking at moving towards different choices and options in their lives.

The role of Peer Support Worker will require of you to build a relationship with others based on a common experience of recovery from mental distress. The relationship fosters mutual learning and growth and is strongly focused on supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

We are looking for people who:
 Are mature, patient and respectful
 Have experienced mental distress and recovery themselves and can act as role model to others
 Have strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures
 Have good communication and active listening skills Are positive and encouraging and have a good sense of humour
 Are willing and able to work rostered shifts
 Will hang in there when the going gets tough and are resilient and assertive
 Are critical and reflective thinkers
 Are able to work in an ethical framework
 Have computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing)
 We will support to complete Peer Employment Training and/or completed Intentional Peer Support Training (IPS)
 Have a full NZ drivers licence

If you are interested in this position, please send your expression of interest, in a cover letter and CV to the following address:

The Administrator
PO Box 102149
North Shore Mail Centre 0745
Or via email to:

Closing date: 22nd December 2017.

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