Men’s Suicide Prevention Worker/Peer Worker Wellways Australia Limited


  • Full time permanent opportunity based at Coffs Harbour
  • $ 36.00 per hour (SCHDAS Level 3.1 B, negotiable, dependent on experience/qualifications) + Super + leave loading + salary packing benefits.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

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 this opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Men’s Suicide Prevention Worker/ Peer Worker to join our supportive team here at Wellways Australia. This position will be based with Wellways, however the program is part of a larger project funded by Health North Coast PHN.

Priority Population – Suicide Prevention Program Peer Workers

Intentionally drawing upon their own lived experience of managing mental health concerns, Suicide Prevention Workers share their personal experiences of dealing with suicide distress through a blend of individual and group approaches to encourage men to reach out and connect with each other and available support networks.

Men’s Suicide Prevention Workers also work alongside training providers to assist with the delivery of workshops that support men to develop resilience and coping mechanisms. An example of this approach may be working alongside Relationships Australia to deliver a workshop around healthy relationships.

Working individually, Men’s Suicide Prevention Workers provide a trauma informed, non-clinical, practical support service aimed at supporting men at a time and place that suits them to access support to navigate distress. Supporting this, Men’s Suicide Prevention Workers develop relationships with a wide range of local GP’s and other allied health providers to help navigate Men access these services.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following.

  • Lived experience of mental health problems and recovery, either as a person with mental health issues or in a caring role
  • A contemporary understanding of mental health issues and recovery orientated mental health practice
  • Completion of the Certificate 4 in Mental Health, Certificate 4 in Mental Health Peer Work or Certificate 4 in Community Services, or equivalent practical experience working in a lived experience role.
  • Appropriate IT skills
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check (no older than 12 months)
  • NSW Working with Children Check
  • Right to Work within Australia
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module-
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Full COVID-19 Booster vaccination Certificate or valid medical exemption

About Us
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 for purpose mental health and disability support organisation operating nationally, our services span mental health, disability and community care and reach more than 7000 people each year!

Working with a diverse range of people, Wellways creates an inclusive community where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential.

What we offer

  • A purpose driven culture where people can thrive, everyone is respected, and differences are valued
  • An equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 enables you to spend a portion of your salary before it is taxed to pay for things like rent, mortgage repayments, car leasing
  • Meal and Entertainment allowance via salary packaging up to $2,650 per annum
  • Receive 17.5% leave loading every time you take annual leave
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • Access for you and your family to our Employee Assistance Program

For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Thomas Apin – Program Manager on 0409 377 422.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Once you apply, click here for a copy of the Position Description

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.



Wellways Australia Limited

Job Salary

Full time