Mental Health Peer Worker Northern Sydney Local Health District


An exciting opportunity exists for a Mental Health Peer Worker to join a dynamic team at the Mental Health Intensive Care Unit, Hornsby Hospital.

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Dependent on position
Remuneration: $27.97 – $47.73 per hour
Hours Per Week: 10
Requisition ID: REQ326603

Health Education Officer Graduate $32.24 – $47.73

Health Education Officer Non Graduate $27.97 – $41.22

Where you’ll be working
The Hornsby Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is a 12 bed specialist resource available within the NSLD MHDA which is reserved to provide Psychiatric Intensive Care to consumer identified as presenting with high degree of acute clinical risk, diagnostic and management complexity or acute symptomology of a mental illness/disorder.

What you’ll be doing


MHDA Declaration

Each person’s unique journey of recovery will be supported by mental health drug and alcohol services in a way that fosters hope, purpose and resilience.

MHDA Statement of Intention

The intention of the NSLHD MHDA is to provide recovery-oriented, trauma informed services that are guided by evidence based practices and collaboration.

Working collaboratively within the MHICU team to support the recovery of consumers.


People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background encouraged to apply.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:       

  1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  2. Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or willingness and commitment to obtain.
  3. Experience in a peer support worker or consumer advocate role and personal experience of mental health services.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to consumer led recovery principles of mental health.
  5. Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team.
  6. Able and willing to share aspects of your personal treatment and recovery experience with others individually or in a group setting. This provides a role model for recovery, support and understanding for other consumers.
  7. Effective verbal and written communication skills including competent computer literacy. Using Microsoft Office software and the electronic medical record.
  8. Current NSW drivers licence.


Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Gemma Ranson on [email protected] or 02 9485 6722
Applications Close: 28 July 2022





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