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Position Details
Reference Number 398124
Position Title Peer Worker
Employment Status Temporary Part Time (up to 07/01/2018)
Entity Western NSW Local Health District
Geographical Location Parkes
Award Classification Health Education Officers Determination - Health Educ Off Grad
Salary $29.26 - $47.68
Hours per Week 16
Number of FTE 0.42
Purpose of Position

The Peer Worker will draw upon their lived experience of mental health challenges and their personal recovery journey to develop empathic relationships and support personal recovery for people who access the service. The peer worker will promote, encourage, facilitate and support effective recovery activities which assist people to maintain their mental health and wellbeing. They will work collaboratively and positively with consumers and staff to promote engagement of people in their individual treatment and recovery.


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  • WNSWLHD is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and embodies our CORE Values. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other diversity groups.
  • Please note to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident; New Zealand citizen or a foreign national with a visa with permission to work in Australia. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
  • Employment Checks are mandatory as part of the recruitment process for preferred applicants for positions in the NSW Health Service. For more information NSW Health Policy Directive - NCRC & WWCC Checks.
  • Preferred applicants will be required to undertake an Employment Health Assessment, and where appropriate, screening and vaccination processes prior to commencing employment. See NSW Health Policy Directive - Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination for further information.
  • Western NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.
Selection Criteria 1) Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or equivalent or commitment to undertake and a Current licence to drive in NSW.

2) Evidence of personal experience as a consumer of mental health services, an understanding of and commitment to consumer led recovery principles and ability to utilise the lived experience to support others with their own mental health recovery journey.

3) Have the capacity to undertake the role without undue negative impact on your mental health, through effective strategies to maintain wellness.

4) Demonstrated clear written and verbal communication and negotiation skills including information technology skills.

5) Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and actively contribute to clinical care planning processes in a team setting.

6) Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with a range of key stakeholders, GP’s, non-government organisations, inpatient & community MHDA teams, consumers and carers.

6) Ability to plan, implement and evaluate group and individual program activites.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Cindy Beadon
Contact Number 0268612571
Contact Email cindy.beadon@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 27/06/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view