Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply

About the Service

Connect Wanju program supports the General Court Intervention Program [GCIP], which aims to improve access to treatment and support services for accused persons. The Connect Wanju program supports suitably referred participants by providing support and opportunities to progress change across a range of areas including social, emotional, alcohol and other drugs, socio-economic needs, housing support, family support, mental health, education and vocational training and/or employment.

Palmerston Association and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation have partnered to provide the Connect Wanju program under a one team philosophy and positions will be with either organisation.

The role

Peer Worker Package

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, Peer Workers provide a range of support, guidance and information to both participants and Case Worker staff through the perspective of lived experiences.

These roles enhance the facilitation of the program and aim to improve the experience for participants by drawing on the knowledge and experience of living with and through their own social and cultural identities and/or experiences.

Essential

  • Notable experience and progression of personal experience in one or more of the following: Criminogenic or justice related experience, cultural and community experience, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, housing crisis and other areas which create recognition by participants as a peer.
  • Able and willing to use your experience to inform your work and the work of the service.
  • Demonstrated adoption of strategies to self-manage.
  • Vocational or life experience displaying the ability to share experience and narrative in a positive way.
  • Experience working with clients and populations from a diverse set of backgrounds including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Desirable

  • Aboriginality
  • Sound computer skills – experience working with MS Office programs and/or data management systems.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted through www.seek.com.au

Apply now

Contacts for enquiries

If you would like to discuss an application, please contact Brett Ingram on 08 9221 1411

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation reserves the right to appoint this position prior to the application closing date or by invitation