Peer Support Worker 32 hours Alcohol and Drug Respite (Manurewa)

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

Connect Supporting Recovery is an innovative, organisation who sit at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD services and are looking for people whose passion is peer support.

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 addictions and recovery to make a difference in the lives of others. As a 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 AOD and are in recovery themselves and can act as a role model to others
 Have completed Peer Employment Training
 Have preferably completed Intentional Peer Support Training (IPS)
 Have a full NZ drivers licence
 Have robust personal recovery plan in place
 Have strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures,
 Have good communication and active listening skills
 Are positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.
 Are willling to embrace change and learn
 Will hang in there when the going gets tough, who is resilient and assertive
 Are critical and reflective thinkers
 Are able to work in an ethical framework
 Are able to work to a roster system that includes days, evenings and weekends.
 Have computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing).

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON Friday 8th December 2017.

If you are interested in the above position, please send in a cover letter and CV to the following address:

The Administrator
PO Box 102149
North Shore Mail Centre 0745
Or via email to: admin@connectsr.org.nz

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