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25 Jan 2022

Full-Time Peer Support Worker

RainbowYOUTH  Taranaki $56,000 - $60,000 (pro rata)

Job Description

32 Hours per weekAre you a people person? Are you passionate about queer, gender diverse, takatāpui and intersex communities in Taranaki? Do you have lived experience or skills that you’d like to contribute to our communities?We’re looking for a Peer Support Worker in Taranaki to provide on-the-ground peer support for young people and their whānau accessing RainbowYOUTH’s services, and be able to connect them to youth services in the region. 

Key responsibilities of the role:

Providing 1:1 peer support to young people and their whānau across the Taranaki region Facilitating 1:1 and small group meetings with youth and whānau to help them navigate the journey of the child or young person, and work towards positive outcomes for them.Maintaining strong relationships with other service providers, and referring people on to those services where needed

Connect and network with health and youth services in Taranaki

  • Proactively connect with Health, Mental Health, Addictions, Social and other youth/whānau organisations or services in Taranaki

  • Research and develop referral pathways for young people, building relationships with relevant personnel.

Key skills required

  • Knowledge of the needs of queer, gender diverse and intersex communities in Taranaki

  • Written communication skills and comfort with email-based communication

  • Ability to build connections with people over email and phone

  • Able to self-manage and show initiative in your work

  • Able to communicate needs and challenges 

  • Keen to learn and grow as the role develops and grows with you

  • Confident with learning and operating technology

  • Full Driver’s License

Preferred skills

  • Qualifications and/or previous experience in youth support work

Training will be provided for the successful applicant.Applications close midnight Monday 7th Feb 2022

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Job Expired February 24, 2022

Job Category: Community Services. Job Type: Full-Time.

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