Advanced Peer Support Worker Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service


An exciting opportunity exists for an Advanced Peer Support Worker who works under general direction to facilitate the development, planning and delivery of support services to consumers of the mental health service.

An Advanced Peer Support Worker is employed to assist consumers, carers and families, service providers and Non-Government Organisations to develop a better understanding of the recovery framework while utilising a lived experience of mental health issues to work towards achieving the best outcomes for consumers.

The Sunshine Coast Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) provides hospital-based inpatient, residential, community / ambulatory mental health services and community alcohol and drug service to those living within the Sunshine Coast region.

The SCHHS is a values-based organisation. We are committed to the maintenance of a culture in which we treat our colleagues with respect as we do our patients, consumers and the community. We respect, protect and promote human rights in our decision-making and actions.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate consultation with consumers and carers to gather input into issues relating to mental health consumers including service planning.
  • Actively participate in developing a consumer safety culture that focuses on continuous quality improvement in the delivery of health care.
  • Apply a lived experience perspective when working with individuals and groups to promote recovery.

Remuneration value up to $88,681 p.a., comprising salary rates $44.47 – $49.00 p.h., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (AO4) (Permanent part time position, 60.8 hrs p.f.). Applications will remain current for 12 month. Please note: only applications from candidates will be accepted (applications that may result in an agency fee will not be considered).

Why work for us?
We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Queensland Health employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.
You can find out more about why it’s so great to work at Sunshine Coast here:

As a Sunshine Coast Health employee, you will receive competitive remuneration and have access to:
•    A wellness program;
•    Generous superannuation;
•    Flexible work arrangements;
•    Career training and development; and
•    Salary packaging.

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Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

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