Casual - Peer Support Worker

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 29 Nov 2021

Job no:508536
Work type:casual
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services

The Living Room

  • Casual appointment 12 months
  • 15 hours per fortnight, flexibility with days and/or hours
  • Salary range: Level 3 Step 1 – $29.85 per hour plus 10% superannuation plus 25% casual loading

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University. 

About the team  

The Living Room is a welcoming, inclusive and student-focused space that promotes wellbeing through early intervention, peer support and low barrier access to UWA health services to encourage connection and belonging in the University Community. The core values of The Living Room are shared-understanding, empathy, connection, and support.

The Living Room Project will provide the impetus for cross campus collaboration with university health services and the wider university community. Students are central to the project in both delivery and participation. Peer Support Workers are provided with training and opportunities for authentic engagement, consolidating coursework theory with experiential learning, while benefiting the health of the wider student population.

By uniting the interrelated activities of health promotion and early intervention program delivery, and supporting research and evaluation, The Living Room is a low barrier wellbeing hub that connects with UWA health services and enhances the health and wellbeing of UWA students.

About You

We are seeking Peer Support Workers who are passionate about student wellbeing, and has the following attributes:

  • Empathic and strong listening skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Current UWA student with at least one semester of study attained
  • Ability to work within and contribute to the vision, core values and principles of the Living Room
  • Completion of, or willing to complete The Living Room Peer Workforce training and education program
  • Strong verbal interpersonal communication and listening skills.
  • Good organisational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases
  • Ability to work independently, and work productively in a supportive team environment
  • Ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying:  PD Peer Support Worker.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria. Please include two contactable references.

Closing date: 11:55PM Monday, 29 November 2021  

This position is only open to applications from Current UWA students

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    

Advertised:22 Nov 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:29 Nov 2021 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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