Group Peer Facilitator – Eclipse program Lifeline WA


Group Peer Facilitator – Eclipse program

Lifeline WA are pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity of Group Peer Facilitator – Eclipse Program to support the Lead Group Facilitator to engage and support group based, virtually delivered skills sessions for survivors of suicide attempts. Group Peer Facilitators are open about their experience with issues being faced by the group and use this understanding to connect with group members on a personal level. 

This role is being offered on a part-time, 2 days per week basis. Due to funding, this is a fixed term contract until December 2025.


Lifeline WA provides all Western Australians experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Our 13 11 14 service is a national crisis support number, available every day of the year, from any location in Australia. It is available to anyone – regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. 

Lifeline WA believes that almost all suicides are preventable and that by connecting vulnerable people with crisis support, these people can be kept safe. Our vision is for a community free of suicide. Our purpose is to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and reduce the stigmas, which can be a barrier to people seeking help.


Lifeline WA’s Eclipse program for survivors of suicide attempts delivers a series of eight psychosocial skills sessions for at risk groups of adults in the wheatbelt. The groups are evidence informed by the Didi Hirsch Suicide Attempt Survivor groups (USA), evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills training and utilizes aspects of the ASIST model of suicide prevention. 


To be successful in the role you will be able to achieve and deliver on key outcomes:

  • Provide collegial support to the Lead Group Facilitator 
  • Moderate and monitor participant responses during group sessions
  • Ensure group sessions are facilitated in a safe online environment
  • Ensure individuals culture, beliefs, identity, gender and values are respected
  • Attend practice supervision
  • Maintain records to the appropriate standards
  • Group participants will have an increased connectedness

Qualifications and/or experience


  • Certificate IV in Peer Support or previous participation (and completion) of Eclipse program
  • Demonstrated ability to role model and talk safely about thoughts and feelings that lead to suicide
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss your lived experience whilst maintaining robust personal and professional boundaries
  • Well developed interpersonal and self-care skills, with an understanding of trauma informed ways of working.
  • Proven ability in the use of teleconference mediums (Zoom, Teams) 
  • Demonstrated experience in keeping program records 

Required documents

  • National Police Clearance
  • Proof of eligibility and right to work in Australia
  • Qualifications (if applicable) 

What we offer:

  • A supportive team and culture
  • Salary packaging 
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • 2 Mental Health days per year

For your application, please include a cover letter and resume. Your letter should set out why you are the appropriate candidate for the role. 

Applications close on the 17th of January 2024, but we are actively looking to fill this role and reserve the right to shortlist and interview applicants while this advertisement is open. We encourage you to submit an application at your earliest opportunity. 

For enquiries about the role please email Commercial Services Manager [email protected] 

Lifeline WA recognizes that a diverse and inclusive workplace culture is integral to our business success. We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from all backgrounds.