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Peer Community Support Worker

Are you a reflective human being with experience of mental health services and a journey/story that demonstrates growth and hope from that experience?

If the answer is yes, you could make a difference amongst the people we work alongside. They’re on a journey towards better mental health and away from distress. Using sound recovery principles, a focus on their strengths - and those of the community around them - you’ll walk alongside them and support them to form connections with other supports in their community. You will be an important part of their reconnection as they return to their best selves and independence.

You will be a connector, a collaborator, someone who can use their own experience and knowledge - safely and ethically - to encourage and support others to create their own pathways towards what wellness looks like for them.

This work is done in the community, within people’s homes and safe spaces, at places of their choosing where they can flourish on their own terms. You will liaise with multiple agencies within the mental wellness sector as well as lived experience/service user networks and resources throughout the community.

Stepping Stone Trust is a faith-based organisation that has a long history offering a varied service engaging in many areas of our community. The Adult Community Support service is a fun team of people waiting to welcome new team members. They are all working towards making sure everyone can be their best.

If this seems like you, please connect with one of our peer team to explore this opportunity by emailing adrianp@stepstone.org.nz.

Requirements of the role:

A full, clean New Zealand driver's licence, digital literacy.

Preferred qualifications:

Intentional Peer Support core training is preferred as is a Level 4 Health & Wellbeing (Peer Support or Mental Health & Addictions) certificate and/or related training qualification.

Qualities Sought: Thorough record keeping, reliability, a hopeful outlook and a belief that everyone has the right to flourish and thrive equitably.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact our People & Capability team on 03 338 6390.

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