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Peer Workers and Mental Health Workers - Newcastle and Hunter regions

Flourish Australia
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Positions are available across Newcastle and the Hunter region. The successful candidates will be working a rotating roster including weekends, evening and occasional night shifts. All positions are classified at Level 3 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018).

About the Opportunities

As a Mental Health Worker or 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.
  • Be ‘hands on’ and involved in direct service delivery.

The difference between the two roles is 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.

It is not a requirement for Mental Health Workers to use their lived experience of a mental health issue in their everyday work.

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.

Selection Criteria

  1. 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.
  2. A strong commitment to recovery-based practice in the workplace.
  3. Understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issue.
  4. Understanding of, and ability to effectively use, Microsoft Office and knowledge of data information management systems.
  5. Maintain a current Australian Driver’s Licence.

For further information, please contact Kelly Hodge, Manager. E: kelly.hodge@flourishaustralia.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Workers and Mental Health Workers enquiry via EthicalJobs (please do not email applications)

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Career development opportunities
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