Peer Support Worker – Community Living Supports (CLS) program Neami National Limited


“We support individuals living with mental health challenges to achieve outcomes they value.”

About the Role

  • Full time, Permanent position
  • Classification: Consumer Service Delivery Level 2 with a salary range of $71,215 – $76,353 per annum + Superannuation
  • Salary Packaging arrangements providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses increasing your take home income where part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, savings thousands in tax each year
  • Location: Seven Hills

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

About your new role

Peer Support Workers have an integral role in the Service experience. We are seeking people with a lived experience of recovery from mental illness, mental health crisis including suicidal crisis or caring for someone living with a mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. You must have a lived experience of your own mental illness/suicidal crisis/caring role, and a rich understanding of the processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.

Peer Support Worker will work collaboratively in planning and co-facilitating a peer facilitated group based self-development program known as Flourish. The Peer Support Worker may also assist new consumers in their entry into the service and in providing individual support to consumers focusing on their strengths to achieve their identified goals.

What you will bring to the role?

  • Lived experience of mental illness, mental health crisis or caring for someone living with a mental illness and demonstrated experience of recovery, and willingness to share your story.
  • It is a requirement of the Peer Support Worker position that you hold, and provide Neami evidence of a Mental Health (or equivalent Human Services, Community Services) qualification of Certificate IV level or above, or complete such a qualification within 2 years of your commencement of employment.
  • Experience in facilitating groups
  • Experience of the public or private mental health system
  • Experience in a similar role

What the role requires:

  • National Criminal History Check (Police check) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Current Working with Children Check required before commencement of work
  • Australian Working Rights

How to apply:

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description.

If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Renee Wilks, Service Manager – [email protected]

Applications Close: 6 October 2023

Be Yourself – Neami values and celebrates diversity including multidisciplinary teams and the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that is accessible, inclusive and reflects the community in which we live.