We Are Recruiting for a NEW Project
Opportunities, Lived Experience Leadership
During the uncertainty and life disruption caused by the COVID19 pandemic LELAN has been actively promoting the experiences, perspective and solution ideas of people with lived/living experience. We are proud to have been successful in receiving funding to elevate this work and even more excited to be recruiting for a part-time Peer Project Worker to oversee this work.
About the Our Experiences through COVID Project:
The Our Experiences through COVID Project will ensure that the current and emerging experiences, perspective and solution ideas of people with lived/living experience of distress, mental health issues and psychosocial disability are understood and considered in COVID19 planning and recovery efforts.
It will also enable people with lived/living experience to be meaningfully involved in decision-making and action related to service and state responses, or in their own communities of interest.
The Our Experiences through COVID Project is funded by the Grants SA COVID19 Support Grant Scheme. It is a six-month project beginning July 2020. A small Project Advisory Group (PAG) made up of people with lived/living experience of distress, mental health issues or psychosocial disability will advise and guide the project’s implementation.
About the Peer Project Worker Position:
The Peer Project Worker will work with LELAN primarily to coordinate the Our Experiences through COVID Project. Input into other work of the organisation will occur where there is capacity.
The role of the Peer Project Worker will be to:
-> Connect with and learn from the lived/living experience community about the effects of COVID19 on their mental health and wellbeing, including ideas they have for improving services or helping others who may be new to experiencing distress and mental health issues
-> Disseminate that information to the mental health and social sector so that the experiences, perspective and solution ideas of people who experiences distress, mental health issues and psychosocial disability are considered and addressed
-> Provide a connection point for people with lived/living experience who want to be actively involved in COVID19 recovery efforts that communities, services and the state are now faced with
-> Be a resource for the sector to access people with lived/living experience to be involved in the co-design of these responses
To fulfil the requirements of the role the Project Worker will work closely with the LELAN team and the PAG.
Relationships with external stakeholders will also be important
More information about the position and details on how to apply can be accessed here or by clicking on the Position Description image at the side of this post (or below the post if on mobile/tablet).
Applications close Wednesday July 1st at 5pm. Interviews for the position will be held Tuesday July 7th, 2020.