About the Role
Use your skills in community development and outreach to create opportunities for engagement with people who have lived and living experiences of mental ill-health, for the purposes of forming Lived Experience Advisory Groups which will inform and lead MHLEPQ’s work in policy advice and system advocacy. As the Engagement Lead, operating under the general direction of the Policy Director you will be responsible for engagement and ongoing support of peer advocates and advisors, facilitating relevant discussions, contributing to various projects and programs, coordinating work groups, and sharing information as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Development of engagement and support structures for Lived Experience Advisory Groups
Perform outreach work engaging with individuals with lived and living experiences of mental ill-health
Identify new opportunities for engagement with diverse groups or individuals to contribute to future Lived Experience Advisory Groups or discussions
Facilitate discussion amongst established groups or with individuals regarding their experience of the Queensland mental health system
Work closely with the Policy Director to collect and share information for the purpose of informing policy, position statements and advocacy documents
Maintain relationships, providing ongoing support and coordination for relevant groups and individuals
Engage with external stakeholder networks such as Queensland consumer mental health organisations
Other duties and responsibilities as required by the CEO or Policy Director
Skills, Experience and Attributes:
Ideally you will possess tertiary qualifications in Community Service, Social Work, or Mental Health Peer Work or similar, however this is not essential
Demonstrated experience in community development / engagement / outreach work
Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills with the ability to facilitate group discussions
Flexible approach towards working in a newly established organisation with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
Proactive and self-motivated, someone who can work autonomously as required to manage your own schedule
Collaborative and approachable working style with strong interpersonal skills
Lived or living experience of mental ill-health
Note: If you feel you meet some but not all of the above criteria, please feel free to contact Pure Source Recruitment directly to discuss the role further.
The MHLEPQ define Lived Experience for the purpose of this application as direct personal experience of mental illness and/or direct personal experience of suicidal ideation or surviving a suicide attempt.
Benefits and Culture:
Opportunity to make an impact, engaging with people with lived and living experience of mental ill-health to influence and inform improvement of the Queensland mental health system
Make the role your own in this newly established position
Join a newly formed team where equity, respect, empathy, and collaborative team work are embraced
Eligible for salary sacrificing benefits
Equity Of Access:
The MHELPQ is focused on the abilities of candidates to do the best possible job and will therefore work proactively with candidates to overcome any barriers for the right candidate taking the job. Such accommodation can include but will not be limited to:
Part-time or job-sharing arrangements
Environmental modifications where possible to ensure accessibility and an accommodating work environment
- Opportunities to step up and step back where required for self-care
Level 4 or 5 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.
About the Company:
The Mental Health Lived Experience Peak Queensland (MHLEPQ) is a newly formed organisation funded by Queensland Health. MHLEPQ’s role is to provide policy advice and system advocacy for, and with, consumers of the Queensland mental health system, and in particular those who are marginalised or disadvantaged. It operates on the principles of equity, access, cultural safety, recovery, and human rights.
Please include a covering letter outlining your interest in the position.
Click on the APPLY NOW button, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Ashleigh McFadyen on 07 3846 7730.
Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 15th June.
All Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by email or phone.