As part of the Peer Workforce Readiness Project commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), SHARC have developed  SHARC Peer Worker Training.

This comprehensive 5 day training, developed through extensive research and consultation,  provides a vital knowledge base for Peer Workers in the AOD sector, and ensures that the peer workforce have consistent, standardised training, across the board.

Dates: 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th and 31st of July 2018

The SHARC Peer Worker training seeks to:

  • Educate peer workers around core concepts and skills within the peer work discipline
  • Assist peer workers to practically apply best practice peer work in formalized settings
  • Assist peer workers to understand the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service system in Victoria and the role of Care and Recovery Co-ordination
  • Bring an Intentional Peer Support (IPS) lens to the peer work discipline in AOD
  • Empower peer workers to advocate for the discipline and manage their own wellbeing and development needs
  • Prepare peer workers to work across a number of domains, remaining ‘peer’ within clinical governance frameworks.

This training has been filled by consortia partners seeking to embed a peer workforce as part of their ongoing service delivery. There are places still available for agencies wanting to provide professional development to their existing and emerging peer workers as a fee for service.

To enquire or register please contact peersupport@sharc.org.au

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