Mental Health Peer Support Worker

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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Albury/Wodonga
Reference: VG/20190612_02
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Mental Health Peer Support Worker Position Description.pdf (PDF, 269KB)

Contact: Leah Wiseman
0409 420572

Position Details

Mental Health Peer Support Worker

Fixed term part time - 0.5 FTE


Who are we?


Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is a cross border public health service which is the largest regional health care services between Sydney and Melbourne. It supports an outer catchment population of 250,000 and covers the North-East of Victoria and Southern New South Wales. We have over 2,500 staff meeting the needs of our diverse regional community.


AWH provides its employees with leadership and vision and fosters an environment with a strong sense of teamwork, integrity, accountability and respect. Positions within AWH provide employees with challenge, scope and accountability, where new ideas and previous experiences are encouraged to be discussed.


AWH offers great employee benefits including competitive salary package including salary sacrificing options, full orientation and training as well as a flexible working environment.


The Opportunity:


This position primarily provides support to people in a bed based service who suffer from a mental illness by assisting them through their recovery journey. The incumbent will be expected to work a rotating roster inclusive of nights and weekends. The primary role of the incumbent is assist clients obtaining their individual goals by applying recovery principles and working as a part of a multidisciplinary team. The incumbent is expected to model, facilitate and implement person centred professional practice ensuring consistency with clinical and program goals. The incumbent is also expected to actively contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of services provided by Albury Wodonga Health.


Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:


  • Tertiary qualifications (min certificate iv) in mental health, psychology, social, work, occupational therapy or other health related fields as designated by AWH.
  • Experience and expertise in working directly with people with mental health issues, complex needs and with their families and carers.
  • Willingness to disclose your lived experience of mental illness and recovery in an appropriate and purposeful   manner to support, empower and inspire hope to support the recovery of others
  • Engage a person's families and carers as appropriate and support them through the provision of education and referrals when required
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide services which are person centred; supports families and significant others and promotes the use of natural and community resources.


Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services agreement.


Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.


Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.


This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement.


AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship


More information


Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.


Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, contact Leah Wiseman – Mental Health Redesign Transition Manager on 0409 420572.


Apply Now



AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. For further guidance and examples on how to write a response to the key selection criteria please refer to


Also ensure you attach a cover letter and a copy of your resume (including names and contact details of two professional referees). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached; however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.


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Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted.



Closing Date: 23rd June 2019

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