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Peer Worker - Orange

Flourish Australia
  • Closed-term full-time until June 2022
  • Based in Orange (Bloomfield hospital)
  • Working Monday to Friday

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTI communities and mature age candidates.

About the Opportunity

Flourish Australia is seeking a motivated Peer Worker ready to make a difference for the community!

As a Peer Worker, you will work in the community to support people accessing our services who have a lived experience of mental health issues to achieve their hopes and dreams. You will play an important part in assisting people to maintain wellness and realise their goals.

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Listen to and create opportunities and activities that meet the interests and goals of people
  • Encourage shared learning experiences, and support skill development at every opportunity through self-directed learning, information and education
  • Ensure that individual support is provided to a person that accesses Flourish Australia services that meet their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the person wherever possible

A Peer Worker is required to use their lived experience of a mental health issue and personal recovery openly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they support that also experience a mental health issue.

Selection Criteria

  • A relevant degree OR a Relevant Certificate IV or Diploma with 12-months relevant experience OR 2-years full-time experience working in mental health as recognised by Flourish Australia
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issue
  • Australian Driver's License

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates equivalent to SCHCADS Level 3 $32.54-$34.90/hour
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Generous leave provisions for full-time staff including 17.5% leave loading+ 2 additional days of personal leave+ extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Opportunities for professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support

how to apply

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A position description is attached.

Interviews to be conducted before the New Year, apply now!

We are actively observing COVID safe work practices and have implemented flexible working arrangements. All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders (where applicable).

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