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Position Details
Reference Number 416058
Position Title Youth Peer Support Worker (HEO Non Grad/Grad) Temp F/T
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 30/06/2018)
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Camperdown, Croydon
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Youth Peer Support Worker provides peer support interventions to youth mental health consumers in inpatient and community settings. This role will primarily support consumers from the Early Psychosis Intervention Teams in SLHD, and will undertake group and individual peer support, advocacy and education activities, and recreation and recovery interventions aimed at social inclusion. Principal tasks of this role include using your specific recovery experience to share experiential knowledge, skills and strategies for living with mental illness to foster hope for recovery, and community development activities that will engage a community perspective on youth mental health services.



The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Health and Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

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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.






An exciting opportunity exists for a youth peer support worker to join our early psychosis intervention teams.

Selection Criteria • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to consumer led recovery

• Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of the mental health experience of young people with a demonstrated ability to engage and work with young people.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and evaluate group and individual peer led interventions for young people.

• Ability to work effectively in both community and inpatient settings

• Experience in working collaboratively with individuals and groups, and building and maintaining effective relationships.

• Demonstrated effective negotiation, time management, and written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computing skills and ability to use Microsoft applications in an office setting.

• Personal experience of having a mental illness and of using recovery principles. Relevant tertiary degree required for graduate rate.

• Relevant tertiary qualifications for HEO Graduate grading required.
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 Megan Still
Contact Number 0417043648
Closing Date 13/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view