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Peer Support Specialist

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Job closes: 31/03/2023

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About Pathways | Mō mātou
Creating mental health and wellness opportunities that enable people to live their dreams and flourish. At Pathways, that’s what we do; and who we are. 

Job Description

  • Hold or studying L4 NZCHW or equivalent? Part-time role available
  • Seeking someone with their own lived experience with mental health
  • New salary rates, well-being days and many more benefits

We’re looking for someone whose had their own mental health journey through to recovery, to support others on their own mental health journey

The benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • New salary rates, earn up to $28.25 per hour
  • Extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 well-being days annually
  • A wide range of discounts through our employee discounts app
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance

 The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

Use your own journey of lived experience with mental health to become a Peer Support Specialist in our Peer Acute Alternative Service. This is an alternative to a hospital admission and is supported by a total of 24 staff members across the various shift patterns. 

As a Peer Support Worker you might be:

  • Focusing on the individuals needs and providing culturally safe practice
  • Relevant administrative tasks, comprehensive notes and effective handover, and supporting and collaborating with your colleagues
  • Support people with independent daily living skills. You’ll need to be prepared to support our clients to do whatever it takes

You’ll be working Thursday to Saturday from 7am to 3.30pm, based in Christchurch. 

About You | Mōu

As well as your own personal experience of mental health services you will have completed a peer training and the level 4 certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or equivalent).  Your lived experience is valued in this role and used to enhance the way we support people in a recovery focused way, including utilizing your recovery tools for the people we support on their recovery journey.  You’ll be supported in your own career pathways as a peer, to grow peer leadership. This role also requires you to be able to provide medication support for our people and have impeccable attention to detail.

We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way.  You will be able to provide medication support for our people and have impeccable attention to detail.

You’ll also have:

  • New Zealand Certificate Level 4 in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent) or be currently studying towards this.
  • You’ll have Intentional Peer Support training (IPS) or Peer Employment Training (PET) Certificate. 
  • You will have completed WRAP training
  • Proven recovery
  • A full New Zealand drivers licence
  • You must hold a current comprehensive first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.

Closing date:  31 March 2023.  Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position description:

Contact: Tina Sheveleva, Team Coach on 027 230 6083 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website

All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.

Some health and disability sector employers may require workers to be vaccinated. This is because workers come into close contact with people likely to get seriously ill if they get COVID-19. Having undertaken a thorough health and safety analysis with regards to Covid-19, we have determined that vaccination is required for our workforce (two primary doses and at least one booster).

Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke-free environment.

We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

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