Peer Support Worker Rise


🌎 Perth Metro

⏲️ Full-time, Permanent

💰 $71,364 – $76,518 + super + salary packaging

👉🏼 The need-to-know…

As a Peer Support Worker at Rise, you will assist people with serious and persistent mental illness on their journey of recovery through the delivery of community based individual advocacy service. This position is full-time, permanent working in the community (across Perth Metro) with a hybrid base at our Helen’s Place Office in Middle Swan. Hours will be Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (some flexibility can be discussed).

A typical day may look like…

  • Developing, implementing, and reviewing client support and action plans
  • Planning and implementing individual and group activities
  • Providing advocacy, information, and resources to assist clients to meet their physical and health needs
  • Responding to and managing crisis in collaboration with relevant health professionals
  • Program administration including maintenance of client documentation, inputting service data, monitoring program compliance/deliverables and recording outcome progress for clients.
  • Mentoring trainees/volunteers and contributing to recruitment of new staff

👉🏼 The need-to-have…

Here at Rise, we nurture potential. But we do need you to have a few tricks up your sleeve including the following:

  • Lived experience of mental health
  • Past experience in a Peer Support Worker role or similar
  • Resilience to deal with a range of sensitive subjects relating to mental health and ability to display coping skills.
  • Qualification or working towards a minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health, Community Services or related discipline and/or experience.
  • An understanding of the Mental Health National Standards and Quality Management Frameworks and experience in working in the Mental Health Recovery Model Framework

Sounds good so far right? Wondering what else you get for working at Rise?

Rise has been working with communities for more than 35 years. We support over 5000 people from all walks of life. These include young people at risk, those experiencing mental health issues, people with disability and older people. We offer our RISING stars….

  • A welcoming culture where your achievements are celebrated, and support is plentiful
  • Up to $15,900 per annum salary packaging options to bump-up your take home pay
  • HBF corporate discount on health insurance, access to an employee assistance program, and journey cover insurance
  • Flexible working hours available to suit your needs and commitments
  • Ongoing training and development to keep your skills growing
  • Diversity – Real diversity. Not just words on a page. We want you to bring your true self to work and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles including those who identify as living with disability, are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or part of the LGBTIQA+ community.

Formalities (The serious stuff!)

Appointments to this position will be subject to a national police clearance and working with children check. You are also required to hold a C class driver’s licence. Costs for new checks will be covered and/or reimbursed by Rise.

Have more questions? Contact Lee Cook (Coordinator) on 0482 630 363 who will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]


Please note: Shortlisting, interviewing, and appointing may begin immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. We suggest you don’t delay to avoid disappointment.

🍀 We wish you GOOD LUCK 🍀