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Peer Support Worker - headspace Malvern

Access Health and Community
  • New Position, New Centre
  • Permanent Part-Time role - 3 days per week
  • Negotiable Days of Work

The Opportunity

headspace Malvern is seeking a peer support worker to provide one-on-one and group based support for young people aged 12-25years. Position to start in January 2022.


  • Use own lived experience of mental health and recover to provide hope, information, support and advise to young people, their family/friends
  • Encourage and facilitate referrals for young people into internal and external services, and support young people to access online supports where appropriate
  • Engage with young people in the local community who may find it difficult to access/engage with services, including headspace priority populations
  • and clinical reviews
  • Provide support to young people who are on a waitlist for other services at headspace Malvern

Skills & Experience

  • Identify as having lived experience of mental health or alcohol and other drug use
  • Relevant training/qualifications in peer support (eg: Certificate in Peer support program or similar)
  • At least two years’ experience delivering peer support services in a paid or volunteer capacity (experience working with young people is preferred)
  • Experience and confidence to co-facilitate a peer support group, identify any risk issues and seek support from clinical staff where required
  • Experience and confidence to work one-on-one with young people to provide support, information and assistance in relation to their recovery goals
  • Understanding of the Intentional Peer Support model and its use in mental health services

Culture & Benefits

People love working at Access Health & Community because we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging opportunities
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Annual Leave Loading
  • Staff Well-being Initiatives
  • Monthly RDO (for full time employees)

About Access Health & Community

We are a not for profit community health organisation operating in over twelve locations across Melbourne. With caring at our centre, our mission is to build healthier lives together with our communities and deliver excellent health services for all. AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages. We employ over 250 employees across Eastern Melbourne.

To Apply

Please submit your application by clicking the Apply Now button, including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. The selection criteria MUST be addressed in the cover letter for your application to be considered.

Please refer to the position description on the website for the key selection criteria and further information: accesshc.org.au/careers.

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation

Access Health and Community is committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers and those who attend our services. As per Access policy and the Victorian Government public health order, successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their COVID Vaccination prior to appointment.

Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment.

Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background

Karen Vogel
Manager headspace
Karen.Vogel@headspacehawthorn.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Support Worker - headspace Malvern enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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