Peer Support Worker

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1597195
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Peer Support Worker - HOPE - WBSS (FINAL).pdf (PDF, 230KB)

Contact: Olivia Walker

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking applications from an experienced Peer Support Worker to join Warrnambool's Adult Mental Health Team and work alongside consumers, families and clinical staff to provide targeted support to consumers.

This rewarding role will offer assistance to consumers and their families accessing the Way Back Program and also educate staff on how to deliver clear and accessible information to them. The Peer Support Worker will also assist consumers to set goals, share experiences, develop and maintain community and natural support systems whilst upholding the six peer values.

What you bring

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining professional confidentiality and remaining consumer focused at all times. This role requires an applicant who is highly approachable and has an accepting manner and attitude, whilst able to demonstrate SWH values and those of Peer Workers.

Proven written and verbal communication skills are highly regarded, along with the ability to build effective partnerships with consumer networks and those managing service delivery at SWH and in the community.

Permanent ongoing part time position available.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 6 February 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020, with the appropriate classification Peer Worker Level 2 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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