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Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers - Griffith

Flourish Australia

Passionate about mental health? Join our dedicated Griffith team and make a difference to the lives of people within your community!

About the positions:

  • 12-months closed-term full-time (possibility of extension)
  • Working Monday - Friday (76/h per fortnight)
  • Based in Griffith
  • Attractive hourly rates from $34.04 - $36.50p/h + 10.5% super + tax-free salary packaging!

The Benefits

  • Extra tax savings with Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Exclusive fleet pricing discounts with Kia Motors
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading + 2 additional days of personal leave + extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year + paid parental leave
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Vehicle Mileage Allowance
  • Opportunities for career progression, professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST
  • Regular supervision (reflective practice), ongoing 1:1 mentoring and a comprehensive induction program
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support
  • Inclusive initiatives such as our Rainbow Network and YarnUp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence.

Full selection criteria and further information available within the application. All appointments are subject to background checks and compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, apply today!

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