Peer Support Worker - Darra

Employment status
Part time up to 0.5FTE negotiable
Classification and Salary
CSD Level 2 from $55,344 – $60,805 pa (Pro Rata)
7 Day Rotating Roster
Contract Details
Temporary Contract until 30 June 2017
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Position overview

Bring your own personal lived experience of mental illness and personal journey of recovery to support Neami consumers.

About the Role:

Part Time, Temporary Contract until 30 June 2017

Up to 0.5 FTE can be negotiated; work days negotiable

Located at Neami Darra


Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and draw on their own personal lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.  You will work collaboratively in planning and co-facilitating a peer facilitated group based self-development program known as Flourish.  The Peer Support Worker will also assist new consumers in their entry into the service and provide individual support to consumers focusing on their strengths to achieve their identified goals. 

For this role you are required to have:

  • Personal lived experience of your own mental illness and a rich understanding of your own journey of recovery

  • A willingness to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery

  • Experience as a consumer of the public or private mental health system

  • Experience of group work ideally as a facilitator

  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt and respond to change

  • Ability to foster and maintain respectful, professional relationships with consumers, staff and organisations

Applications for this role close: Wednesday 29 March 2017

Internal applicants welcome.
No recruitment agency candidates will be accepted for this position.

To discuss the position, please contact

Liz Conway, Service Manager: (07) 3375 7333 or 0409 354 455