HOPE Peer Support Worker Royal Melbourne Hospital


Peer Support Worker – Orygen HOPE

  • Utilise your recovery journey to help young people who are accessing mental health care 
  • Permanent part time opportunity (3-4 days per week)
  • Support young people, carers and their support systems through suicidal experiences

Orygen Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) is an innovative service for young people aged 12 to 25 years experiencing deliberate self-harm, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Orygen HOPE service is one of the four child and youth HOPE services recommended in the expansion of the established HOPE program by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Your new role:

  • The Youth Peer Support Worker will work closely with clinical and lived experience staff, including carer peer support workers to provide peer-to-peer supports, advocacy; and referral and linkages. 
  • Support the implementation of Peer Support specific interventions within Orygen HOPE and providing consultation support to other members of Orygen HOPE team 
  • Be a knowledge resource for the Peer Support Work specialty and building the role of Peer Work within Orygen HOPE and the greater Orygen service system.

About You:

  • Aged between 19 – 30 years old 
  • To have been first-hand user of youth mental health services, and have the ability to share experiences in a recovery focused way
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Benefits of working with Orygen Youth Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine (mandatory for all clinical and or patient facing roles) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Don’t delay, apply now!  – recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable candidates are received.



Royal Melbourne Hospital

Job Salary

Part time