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Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers - Ashbury / Leichhardt

Flourish Australia

Flourish Australia has multiple exciting opportunities for Peer Workers and Mental Health Workers to join our Ashbury and Leichhardt teams!

We have the following vacancies available across both sites:

  • Ongoing Full-time based at Ashbury
  • Closed-term Full-time until August 2022 based at Leichhardt
  • Part-time based in Ashbury
  • Casual working across both sites!

The successful candidates will be joining our Supported Independent Living program and working a rotating roster including weekends, evening and night shifts. All positions are classified at Level 3 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018).

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.

About the Opportunity

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.

We value lived experience and believe peer support is a powerful part of the mental health recovery journey. Therefore, our Peer Worker roles are for those willing to use their lived experience and personal recovery to mentor people with a lived experience of 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.
  • Australian Driver's License

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates equivalent to SCHCADS Level 3 $32.54-$34.90/hour (+ 25% casual loading for casual staff).
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900 (casuals ineligible).
  • Generous leave provisions for FT staff including 17.5% leave loading and 2 additional days of personal leave + extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year + paid parental leave.
  • 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.

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

All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders (where applicable).

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