Illawarra Shoalhaven Partners in Recovery (ISPIR) is partnering with Bomaderry TAFE to provide training that could lead to job opportunities in the psychosocial disability sector or create a pathway to further study for participants.
'Apply Peer Work Practices in the Mental Health Sector' short course will be offered in Term 1 each Friday from February 24, between 10:30am and 2:30pm.
ISPIR Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator Kim Kenny, says the course is open to anybody with a lived experience of mental illness:
“With the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starting on 1st July 2017, there is likely to be a demand for workers skilled to provide Peer Work Support,” said Kim.
“We are inviting anybody who understands firsthand the challenges of mental illness and who is interested in working with people with mental illness to participate in this free course.”
“It’s an ideal way for people to find out if peer work is for them and potentially open up employment opportunities at the same time,” added Kim.
The course can be followed by a CII Community Services in Term 2 or an enrolment in an 18 month CIV Mental Health Peer Work later in 2017.
ISPIR will provide support for those who enrol in the course from a worker with a lived experience of mental illness who can answer any questions or offer assistance along the way.
For more information call ISPIR on 1800 228 987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Pacific Health is the lead organisation for Partners in Recovery in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.
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