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Online Youth Peer Worker – WA

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The Youth Peer Worker is responsible for the delivery of peer support to young people on Orygen Digital’s Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) platforms. Youth Peer Workers are committed, passionate young people who have personal and lived experience of mental health challenges and/or mental health service use.
Reporting to the Peer Work Coordinator – Supervisor you will:

  • Welcoming, supporting and orientating young people onto the MOST platform through listening to, validating and providing information to young people experiencing mental ill-health on an online social network.
  • Promoting methods of self-care to young people from the perspective of a peer with a lived experience of challenges with mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol use, work and study.
  • Informing clinical and youth engagement staff about any risk issues and concerns related to MOST clients. Following safety protocols and confidentiality and clinical practice guidelines when working with young people on the platform.
  • Actively participating in group supervision sessions with clinical and non-clinical staff.

Note: this role requires the applicant to be within a specific age range for the duration of their employment within this role. This role falls under the special measures category in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to promote substantive equality for a group of people who have one (or more) protected attributes such as age. Orygen aims to address equality for young people who have faced or are facing mental ill health challenges.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Qualifications in a relevant discipline such as certificate IV in peer work, youth work, community development or degrees in social work, psychology, or health services (can be in the process of completing) are highly desirable.
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years for the duration of the employment term.
  • Personal experience of challenges with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drug use, work and/or study and personal experience of a period of recovery and receiving treatment/navigating health systems and support services within WA.
  • Demonstrated ability to use your lived experience in a recovery-orientated manner, validating young people’s experiences and communicating optimism and hope.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package between $63,649 – $69,441 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 11% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900 + $2,600 meals and entertainment card.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of a purpose driven organisation.
  • Flexible working culture.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood.

At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always.

Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

For more information and to review the position description, please follow the link.

For more information or any queries please contact Savannah Whieldon – Peer Work Coordinator 0467 283 360 or Bec Brown – Clinical Services Manager 0419 716 935.

This is a part to full time (0.6-1.0 FTE) contract until 30th March 2025.

Orygen is committed to providing diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for Staff and anyone connected to Orygen. We strive to continue building a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD communities. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Orygen is a child-safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and well-being of all young people and embedding safeguarding practices into all our programs and services.

All employment appointments are subject to holding a valid working with children check, successful police check and having at least three COVID-19 vaccinations.

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