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Senior Peer Support Specialist

Job posted: 11/03/2023
Job closes: 13/04/2023

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Job Description

  • Full-time Perm + Friday – Monday + Papatoetoe
  • Enjoy extra annual leave, Wise Group Discount App and more.
  • Mental health and addiction are our priority, total well-being is our goal

We’re looking for a Senior Peer Support Specialist for our Tupe Ake service.

Pathways | Mō mātou
Pathways is a leading national provider of community-based mental health, addiction, and well-being services in Aotearoa. We’re all about transforming mental health and addictions through our Pathways (adult) and Real (youth) services. In fact, we’ve been doing it for 30 years, supporting around 6,000 people each year. 

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
  • An increased employer Kiwisaver contribution
  • Discount card for major cost of living services
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • Be part of a supportive team where work-life balance is encouraged
  • EAP Services

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi 
You will be working 32 hours per week - Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, you will be on a rotating roster.

Week 1: Friday-Monday 7.00am-3.30pm
Week 2: Friday-Monday 3.00pm-11.30pm

As a senior peer support specialist, you will use your working knowledge of National Peer Competencies and Peer principles to provide inspirational leadership, including over-see the running of shifts, role model the core peer values, provide coaching and support to peer support specialists to reach their potential. 

You | Mōu:  
We are looking for individuals who have had a lived experience of mental illness and have experienced recovery, can act as ‘recovery coaches’ (peers) to others and can engender hope simply by demonstrating recovery happens.

You’ll also have:

  • A current Peer Support Specialist Certificate and WRAP at Work Planning.
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention training
  • Completion of WRAP training
  • Holds a New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or be currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles of recovery
  • Lived experience of mental illness
  • Knowledge of mental health and NGO sector development
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Applications Close: 13th April 2023. Please note, that this role may closer early if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Contact: Chris McMullen 027 551 8112 or Clare Lennox 027 591 3655 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 regarding 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 supports a smoke-free environment. We encourage people with experience with mental illness to apply.

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