EOI – APPLICATION FOR FREE PLACE ON facilitator orientation course


Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery (ESPIR) is offering your organisation, consumer workers and consumers looking to work in the sector and opportunity to undertake fully subsidised training in evidence based program, PeerZone. 78% of participants rate the workshops as excellent (from over 2000 workshop evaluations in 2014)

What is PeerZone?

PeerZone is a series of 20 three hour peer-led workshops in mental health and addiction, backed up by online resources and support services for facilitators. It is a combination of peer support and peer-led recovery education. Since it rolled out in 2013, 126 facilitators have been trained to deliver the workshops in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The workshops explore distress, recovery and all the major life domains such as lifestyle, relationships, housing and employment.

This is an excellent opportunity for:

  • Organisations to place themselves at the forefront of the consumer movement and to provide appropriate staff with free training and ongoing support.
  • Consumers, including consumer workers, and those looking to become consumer workers, to build their skill set
  • Broadening and enhancing consumer support networks
  • Better engagement with your consumers

What is involved?

To apply for a sponsored position please complete the EOI form attached. Limited positions are available so please ensure to submit your application before COB Wednesday 6th May 2015

Sponsorship involves participation in a 4 day training held in May 25 – 28, location TBC (most likely in Sydney CBD area). Facilitators will be supported during the 12 months after training in monthly facilitator supervision calls.

ESPIR will cover the cost of the training, $3,000. After the first year, if you wish to continue delivering the workshops, there is an annual fee of $1,500 per facilitator for ongoing support services and to deliver the courses. Please consider this when applying for the EOI.

Questions about Peerzone?

PeerZone has a great resource online: http://www.peerzone.info/. For further enquiries about PeerZone please contact Mary O’Hagan, +6421736452, info@peerzone.info

Please note:

All applications submitted will be assessed based on eligibility criteria. Priority will be given to consumers working in the Eastern Sydney Area who have support from their organisations. Consumers who are looking for careers in the mental health sector and/or are out of area are welcome to apply. For enquiries about this opportunity please contact Jen Aboki, jaboki@esml.org.au, (02) 9020 7036.

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