We are proud of our team and the workplace we continue to create opportunities for our employees to learn and build their skill and practice. Understanding some of our key roles.
Community Mental Health Work
Community Mental Health Workers provide practical support to people impacted by mental illness to assist with aspects of ‘every day’ life, assisting people to achieve their goals and build independence. This could involve assisting people with budgeting, cooking, household cleaning, grocery shopping, socialising, accompanying people to medical appointments and transport needs.
In the course of the role, Community Mental Health Workers will encourage personal growth by building a strong rapport, role modelling, fostering a sense of belonging, and acceptance.
Community Mental Health Workers are key to achieving MIFWA’s mission and vision by genuinely working alongside people to achieve their aspirations.
Peer Mental Health Worker roles
Peer workers are people who apply their lived experience expertise to their role in mental health. Peer workers can work across a number of areas in the mental health services. Their most common role is peer support, directly supporting people experiencing mental illness, or their family and carers, by sharing their lived experience.
Peer workers support people in their recovery and caring journey as well as improving the capacity of services and systems to do the same. The range of roles and functions a peer worker may undertake is growing. MIFWA has family and carer peer roles and lived experience peer worker roles.
The way we work – Living our MIFWA Values
- Accountability – Individually and as an organisation, we are accountable and responsible for our behaviours; activities; decisions; outcomes; and are open and transparent in what we do.
- Integrity – We demonstrate integrity by having the courage to do the right thing and stand up for what’s right, being responsible for our actions, being honest and adhering to the highest ethical standards.
- Inclusion and Acceptance – We acknowledge everyone’s worth and dignity, regardless of background, abilities or beliefs; we demonstrate empathy, show consideration for one another, and acknowledge the value of others.
- Collaboration – We work with others (individuals and groups) to achieve shared goals; sharing knowledge, learning together and building consensus.
- Empowerment – We work to empower people and help them gain control over their own lives, fostering power in the individual to act on the issues they define as most important to them.