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Peer Strategy Lead

Ehara i te mea ko te haerenga, ko te taenga atu rānei te kaupapa. Ko te whanaungatanga kē!

It's not the journey or the destination it’s the company you keep".

Pathways | Mō mātou

As a leading mental health and addiction service provider in Aotearoa, we empower individuals to live full lives in their communities. Prioritising mental health while aiming for overall well-being, we foster strong whānau connections. Our commitment to personalised support is reflected in our 'whatever it takes' wairua and spirit. We believe in the power of peer support and lived experience.

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

We are looking for an inspirational leader with personal lived experience to join our Business Operations Team. You will be leading our strategic and developmental approaches to building supportive and inclusive peer support services. This position will enhance our current achievements and establish us as a premier provider of peer support services. The role can be based in either Auckland, Wellington, or Hamilton. Some travel will be required.

As a leader, you will support our kaimahi in using recovery tools, peer models, and practices to inspire resilience, hope, and well-being. Our rights and values-based peer-led services empower peers to share their personal lived experiences of mental distress and/or addiction challenges, fostering hope and personal growth to inspire others in their recovery journey.

In this role you’ll:

  • Provide supportive and effective leadership to enhance and grow our peer workforce and support services
  • Collaborate within organizational systems to advance peer practice development, including workforce development and peer work models.
  • Offer leadership supervision to our peer managers, ensuring they are supported and empowered in their roles.
  • Drive the impact of peer work and contribute to building an emergent evidence base showcasing its benefits.
  • Lead the strategic development of peer approaches within Pathways and the broader peer community.
  • Represent Pathways within the peer community and support the advancement of peer support across the mental health and addictions sector.

This is a permanent full-time leadership role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. The role can be based in Auckland, Hamilton or Wellington.

About You | Mōu

  • You use your lived experience to inform your practices and leadership.
  • Completion of a NZ recognised Peer Support training programme.
  • Extensive knowledge of peer knowledge, values, and practices.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the MHA sector and a relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Knowledge of the articles of Te Tiriti and commitment to supporting Pathways to being an exemplary treaty partner.
  • Strategic Peer leadership.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • 4% Employer Kiwisaver contribution
  • Fifth Week of Annual Leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 Paid Wellbeing Days per year
  • HealthNow Payment Card - $250 per year to support Health and Wellbeing for you and your whānau
  • Perk & Perk Plus discount app
  • School Holiday programme assistance

Apply now and be a part of our journey to strengthen and expand peer support services!

Closing date: 1 August 2024. Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position description:

Contact | Whakapapa: Please contact Ross Phillips, Business Operations Manager on 027 676 5602 if you have any questions or would like to discuss this opportunity.

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment. We encourage people with mental illness or addiction experiences to apply.