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Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers - Western Sydney / Blue Mountains

Flourish Australia

Flourish Australia has exciting opportunities for Peer Workers and Mental Health Workers to join our newly-established Greater Western Sydney teams!

The positions available are:

  • Full-time closed-term until June 2023
  • Part-time closed-term until June 2023
  • Casual

Position details:

  • Flexibility to choose your location across Windsor, Penrith and Katoomba (see our full list of sites here)
  • Working between Monday to Friday
  • Attractive hourly rates from $32.54-$34.90/h + 10% Super + 25% loading for casual positions!

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.

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.

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our purpose is to support people to flourish, believe in their futures, and become contributing members of the community.

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.
  • A strong commitment to recovery-based practice in the workplace.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence.

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates equivalent to SCHCADS Level 3 $32.54-$34.90/hour + 10% Super + 25% casual loading
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging up to $15,900 (casuals ineligible)
  • Vehicle mileage allowance
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • 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 (casuals ineligible)
  • Opportunities for career development, professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST.
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support
  • Inclusive initiatives such as our Rainbow Network and YarnUp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff

All appointments with Flourish Australia's Mental Health Services are subject to background checks and evidence of compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders.

To apply for the advertised roles, please click the “Apply Now” button. Interviews are scheduled for mid-June. Apply today!

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