THE SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Peer Mentor acts as a role model to their NDIS participants. The main objective for a Peer
Mentor is to ensure their participants are working towards achieving their NDIS goals. These goals
can be achieved through assisting participants to services, assist with and/or supervise participants to
engage in the community, as well as empowering and building participants’ capacity.
The NDIS is a major national reform with an insurance based approach. It is a new way of providing
support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers, via
individualized services based on a client’s level of need.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Community and home service
• To support children and young adults in their home or community
• Support children and young adults with a disability to be more active and independent at home and in
• Drive and or escort the participant to appointments or activities as set out in the treatment plan.
• To adhere to the policies and procedures of Access Your Supports when working with participants.
• Advise staff during or at the end of the shift of any changes in the health and wellbeing of the
participant, or of any incidents which require reporting.
• In the case of emergencies follow emergency procedures including contacting Access Your Supports office staff immediately.
• Consistently respond to emails and referrals from the Peer Mentor team in a timely manner.
• Work as part of a team, cooperate and collaborate with the broader team and the organization
• Actively seeking out opportunities to work together with other teams on common issues
• Shows consideration concern and respect for others feelings and ideas
• Participate in team and Peer Mentor meetings are required
• Ownership of personal motor vehicle and mobile phone
• Full Victorian Drivers License and Full Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance
• Cleared NDIS Worker Screen Check
• Current Working with Children Check
• An awareness of working with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to liaise with the participant and their nominated contact(s)
• Capacity to work 10-20 hours per week