Carer Peer Support peer support – Youth Mental Health EACH


  • Part-time ongoing  
  • Work from our headspace Knox and/or Epping office + outreach as required. 
  • $36.08 – 39.39 per hour + 11% Super + Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging up to $18,550  



EACH has been successful in a funding bid to implement the Youth Enhanced Services (YES) program across the entire Eastern Primary Health Network catchment, with staff to be located at headspace Knox and the EACH office in Epping. YES provides support to young people aged 12 – 25 with complex and longstanding mental health issues, and their families.   



As Carer Peer Support Worker you will utilise your lived experience of supporting a young person through recovery from mental health challenges, to support other carers going through their own journey in supporting young people in a similar situation.  

Responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Acting as a role model for strength and resilience, inspiring those who may struggle in their own carer role.  
  • Advising parents and other carers on how to overcome the difficulties and barriers associated with caring for a child who has mental health issues. 
  • Working alongside YES clinical staff to assist with the young person’s mental health recovery. 
  • Developing projects and co-facilitating groups that enhance the carer experience and engagement with the YES program. 



The successful applicant will have personal experience of being carer for a young person with mental health concerns and a demonstrated experience of recovery. 
As Carer Peer Support Worker you will: 

  • Share experiences of recovery in a way that supports, empowers, and brings hope to others while allowing them to lead their own recovery. 
  • Have knowledge and understanding of mental illness and the impact that it can have on social, family, recreational, education/training, vocation and day to day needs of the individual. 
  • Be able to work collaboratively and in partnership with staff and other organisations. 
  • Hold a Diploma level or above in a mental health or community services related field (highly regarded). 

Mandatory Qualification/s, Competencies and/or Licences 

  • Minimum Cert IV in mental health, community services, AOD or youth work. 
  • Current state-based driver’s license. 


This interdisciplinary team will include a Psychiatrist, Mental Health Clinicians, Family Therapist, Dual Diagnosis Clinician, Youth Peer Support Worker and Carer Peer Support Worker, and an Administration Officer. 


EACH is committed to developing our people. At EACH you’ll be supported to be your best.   We provide: 

  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience   
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax-free income per year   
  • Up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals entertainment     
  • Opportunities for career progression and ongoing professional development  
  • Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program  
  • The opportunity to purchase additional leave  


Please have a read of the position description (found here on the EACH job page when you click apply) and when submitting your application include brief outline addressing your interest and suitability for this role in the ‘Message to Hiring Manager’ field.

If you would like more information about the position, reach out to Amanda Thomas (Manager Therapeutic Services) at [email protected] or on 0428 090 061

Applications close: Sunday 27th August 2023
** Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received.