Peer Support Worker (Health Education Officer Graduate/Non-Graduate) Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time up to September 2024
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate/Non-Graduate
Remuneration: $28.68 – $53.87 per hour plus Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ365532

Are you looking for a place to build an exciting and rewarding career?

About Us

Sydney Local Health District is one of the fastest growing Local Health Districts in New South Wales. Our facilities and services are world class and our staff are dedicated, innovative and caring.


Where you will be based

Concord Centre for Mental Health is committed to improving mental health for people and our communities by providing quality mental health services in partnership with consumers, families and service providers by providing quality healthcare, delivery of safe appropriate care, ensuring access to services, supporting our workforce, and working closely with the local community to manage the changing demand for services.

About the role

The role is specific to the rehabilitation wards at Concord Centre for Mental Health, working with consumers who are eligible for the Pathways to Community Living Initiative (PCLI).  The person will be working within the PCLI MDT.

The Peer Support Worker uses their lived experience of mental health in a purposeful way that provides hope for consumers, and practical strategies that support recovery. 

This role will support consumers across four main areas:

  • Developing good physical and mental health.
  • Access to housing, employment and education.
  • Re-discovering a sense of purpose and personal identity.
  • Forming active connections to the community of the consumers’ choice.

Peer Support Workers work with individuals and groups, are always person-led, and provide support contingent on peer choice. Peer Support Workers will work within the model of care for the team they work in.

Child protection ? child protection is the core responsibility of all who work in the child and adolescent mental health service. All staff are required to have detailed knowledge of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection and the NSW Health Code of Conduct. All clinicians are responsible for ensuring that identified issues are documented, escalated and action occurs as appropriate.


We are looking for someone who?

  • Has personal experience of mental distress and demonstrated experience using recovery principles. A degree in a relevant field is required for payment at Graduate rate.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and evaluate group and individual peer led interventions

What we can offer you (for eligible employees)?

  • Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging
  • Novated Leasing
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Fitness Passport
  • Great education opportunities through the Centre for Education and Workforce Development
  • Enjoy the ability to utilise the Concord Hospital staff gym


Please view the Position Description for further details. 


For enquiries, please contact Vivian Maguire on 0484 010 943 or via email at [email protected]

About working for SLHD

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.


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Applications Close: 28 September 2023



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