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Peer Support Worker

As a Peer Support worker, you will be a valued member of our team providing services across the Waitemata region. This is a new venture for Equip, so you will be bringing your expertise and supporting us to develop and grow the service.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your lived experience to work alongside tangata whaiora in mutual relationship to foster hope, encourage self-determination and support peoples' aspirations for wellbeing.

  • Full time position
  • Ongoing training and development, and regular external supervision
  • Amazing company culture and staff benefits
  • Based at Equip HQ, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Auckland

Equip is a leading mental health organisation providing an innovative model of care, effective support and education in the greater Auckland region. Our values are embedded in the way we work alongside the people we support:

  • We put our faith in action – we are a Christian based organisation
  • Our people matter – we have an organisational culture that is inclusive, safe and positive
  • If we can say ‘yes’ we will – we look for solutions not problems

You will have:

  • Completed Intentional Peer Support training, the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) Level 4, or a recognised equivalent.
  • Or, be willing to work towards a qualification
  • An in-depth understanding of the peer values and reflective practice, and ability to apply them in your role, ideally bringing two years of experience as a peer support worker
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to share your experience of wellbeing and recovery in meaningful ways that enhance the recovery of tangata whaiora
  • A full New Zealand drivers licence
  • Good computer skills
  • A genuine passion to make a positive difference

  • If you’re interested in being part of a team that cares for people and brings about positive change please submit your application today.


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