Mental Health Peer Support Workers - (Health Education Officer Graduate or Non-Graduate)

Sydney Local Health District

Job Description

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to July 2023
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate or Non-Graduate
Remuneration: $1,038.66 - $1,772.39 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ179602

Mental Health Services in Sydney Local Health District are seeking Peer Support Workers to join us in developing initiatives to support people experiencing suicidality. This initiative will involve clinicians and peer support workers working closely to support people in the community and creating a safe place for people seeking support.

Do you have personal experience of mental distress and demonstrated experience using recovery principles with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate group and individual peer led interventions?

We require 3 Peer Support Workers:

2 positions available within Suicide Prevention Outreach based at Croydon and Canterbury Community Health Centres

The Peer Support Worker uses their lived experience of mental health in a purposeful way that provides hope for consumers, and practical strategies that support recovery.

This role will support consumers across four main areas:

  • Developing good physical and mental health.
  • Access to housing, employment and education.
  • Re-discovering a sense of purpose and personal identity.
  • Forming active connections to the community of the consumers' choice.

Peer Support Workers work with individuals and groups, are always person-led, and provide support contingent on peer choice. Peer Support Workers will work within the model of care for the team they work in.

What you will get in return...

Opportunity for Salary Packaging

This is a Category A position. To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy (PD2020_017) 

SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

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For further details on the role, please view the Position Description.

For enquiries, please contact Megan Still on 0417 043 ***.

  If you think this role is for you, then please address the selection criteria and submit your resume by the closing date.

Applications Close: 18 August 2020           

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