Peer Support Worker, Tweed Safe Haven – Tweed Northern NSW Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time
Position Classification: Health Educ Off Non Grad
Remuneration: $56871 – $83802 pro rata
Hours Per Week: 16hrs per week
Requisition ID: REQ428286

Safe Haven aims to reduce deaths by suicide and suicide attempts by providing rapid, appropriate and compassionate care to people at risk of suicide in an alternative non-clinical environment. It is facilitated by clinicians and peer workers and accessible out of usual business hours. People may self-present, be redirected by the Emergency Department or other Health services, brought in by ambulance or police services or referred by local stakeholders such as GPs, community managed organisations or crisis response services.

Safe Haven is primarily a non-clinical service though supported by a clinician as it is recognised people may attend seeking clinical support. Support is person centred and recovery orientated.

Suicide prevention Peer Workers will provide person centred recovery oriented and trauma informed peer support. Peer Support Workers are integral and equal members of the team and draw on their lived experience of recovery from suicidality to provide authentic engagement and support and instill confidence and hope about the journey of recovery.

If you have:

  •  Qualifications in mental health, community services or peer work (or a willingness to complete same within 18 months of commencing the position) OR substantial experience in a mental health peer worker role within public mental health or alcohol and other drug service or the non-government sector
  •  A personal lived experience of suicidality and demonstrated understanding of your own recovery process with capacity to utilise your own lived experience of suicidality and recovery, to constructively support and advocate for people during suicidal crisis.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to person led recovery principles and trauma informed care, as well as working with Aboriginal people in a holistic, collaborative and respectful way in the context of suicidality
  •  Understanding of the suicide prevention sector and ability to utilise appropriate suicide prevention support such as crisis response, safety planning and risk management strategies 


We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!


Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.


NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


  • To apply for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see
  • You may be subject to a probationary period of three months from the date of appointment to this position.

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For role related queries or questions contact Amie Dutton on [email protected]

Applications Close: 17thSeptember 2023 



Northern NSW Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time