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Volunteer Mental Health Group Facilitator

Parramatta Mission
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ABOUT THE SERVICE

Western Sydney Leisure and Recreation Service (WSLARS) and Day to Day Living (D2DL) are a thriving hub of social activity consisting of both community and center based activities and outings. The objectives of WSLARS / D2DL support programs is to focus on members goals and support needs as identified though one to one file reviews, suggestions collected from a suggestion box which clients can access freely, and program development where clients get to express what activities, educational opportunities, physical and social activities they would like to attend in up-coming programs.

The program encourages participants to develop new skills, participate in meaningful activities, work towards individual goals and have access to a safe, non-judgmental place where they feel accepted.

KEY DUTIES

- Assisting with set up

- Co-facilitate and deliver our NDIS Hearing Voices Project

- Create a supportive environment for NDIS participant voice hearers in recovery groups

- Assist staff in supporting the recovery of our NDIS hearing voices participants

- Assist staff in providing guidance, mentoring and advice in the development of hearing voices program.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Ideally we are looking for someone who is:

- Qualification in Mental Health of Peer Work is an advantage but not essential

- Personal lived experience of mental illness and recovery

- Minimum 18 years of age

- Ability to work respectfully and non-judgmentally, acknowledging diversity in peoples lives.

- A friendly disposition

- Outcome focused - understands work activities and follows procedures well

BENEFITS FROM VOLUNTEERING

There is much to be gained from Volunteering, including but not limited to:

- Meet new people and create friendships

- Learn new skills

- Gain Valuable work experience

- Support others in the community who would benefit from these services provided

- Develop self-confidence

- Excellent verbal communication skills

ABOUT PARRAMATTA MISSION

Parramatta Mission provides meals, accommodation and mental health services across Greater Western Sydney, with almost 500 staff and many volunteers delivering more than 70 services. We provide assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities to assist them in transforming their lives. These include people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, facing crisis and people living with mental illness.