Family Peer Cadet Wellways Australia Limited


  • Unique opportunity to commence your career in the rewarding mental health services industry
  • Part time (equivalent to 9 days per fortnight) cadetship in a peer led program
  • NFP values based company + superannuation + attractive employee benefits

Wellways Australia is currently recruiting for Family Peer Cadets to join our new Family Carer-led Centres across South-West Victoria and Gippsland. A key recommendation from the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health is that this service is designed and delivered by people with a personal lived experience of carer giving. The program will commence end of August 2023.

Are you looking to play an important role in ensuring that carers and their families receive valuable and supportive care? Do you have an interest in studying the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work? If yes, please read on!

Successful Family Peer Cadets will benefit from the fantastic opportunity Wellways Australia has to offer which includes:

  • Being a part of a 12-month program, whereby you will gain work experience in the Family Carer-led Centres.
  • Utilise your personal lived or living experience of supporting a person with mental illness, including people with co-occurring substance use or addiction, to support family members, carers and supporters of the Family and Carer-led services.
  • Receive on-going support and coaching from our Senior Family Peer Workers
  • Receive a comprehensive and engaging on-boarding experience
  • Receive on-the-job training, feedback and on-going development
  • Being a part of a purpose driven culture where people can thrive, everyone is respected, and differences are valued.

Wellways is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

About Wellways
Wellways connects people, strengthens families, and transforms communities for individuals of all ages experiencing disabilities or challenges to their social and emotional wellbeing. A leading mental health and disability support organisation operating nationally, our services span mental health, disability and community care and reach more than 7 000 people each year!

For a confidential conversation about this exciting opportunity, please contact Dijana Slavujevic – Workforce & Organisational Development Lead on 0409 727 284.

How to Apply & Process

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to a one-on-one interview with a team member from the Family Carer-led Centre and one of our Wellways People and Culture team members.

Applications Close

Sunday 6 August 2023

Pre-employment compliance requirements

  • Evidence of working rights within Australia (birth certificate/passport/visa)
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate – free online course
  • COVID 19 Vaccination Certificate with Booster or valid medical exemption

Wellways is committed to the health and safety of its employees and participants and addressing risks of COVID-19 in the workplace. Wellways requires that all workers be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption.

Wellways is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. Successful applicants must undergo a comprehensive screening process prior to their commencement.



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