Peer Support Worker – Youth Mental Health EACH


  • Part-time ongoing position
  • Work from our headspace Knox and/or Epping office + outreach + limited hybrid arrangements  
  • $36.08 – 39.39 per hour + 11% Super + Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging up to $18,550  



EACH has been successful in a funding bid to implement the Youth Enhanced Services (YES) program across the entire Eastern Primary Health Network catchment, with staff to be located at headspace Knox and the EACH office in Epping. YES provides support to young people aged 12 – 25 with complex and longstanding mental health issues, and their families.   



As Peer Worker you will provide recovery-orientated, peer support and practical assistance to young people utilising your own lived experience of recovery in a mental health context to instil confidence and hope in others about their personal recovery journey. 

Your responsibilities will include:  

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, clients, carers, and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to young people with mental health concerns.  
  • Engaging with young people to develop trusting and professional relationships to identify their needs and support them to reach their recovery goals.  
  • Providing opportunities to discuss problem solving strategies, reflecting on helpful and unhelpful behaviours.  
  • Encouraging and supporting clients to access and remain engaged with their support services. 



An ability and willingness to self-reflect and share own experiences of recovery with others for the benefit of advancing their recovery, along with the ability to collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders, as this will be essential to the success of this role.  

You will also have: 

  • Lived experience of mental illness and demonstrated experience of recovery. 
  • Experience of the public or private mental health system. 
  • Certificate IV or higher in a peer support, youth work, mental health, or related tertiary qualification (highly regarded). 
  • Current state-based driver’s license. 


This interdisciplinary team will include a Psychiatrist, Mental Health Clinicians, Family Therapist, Dual Diagnosis Clinician, Youth Peer Support Worker and Carer Peer Support Worker, and an Administration Officer. 


EACH is committed to developing our people. At EACH you’ll be supported to be your best.   We provide: 

  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience   
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax-free income per year   
  • Up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals entertainment     
  • Opportunities for career progression and ongoing professional development  
  • Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program  
  • The opportunity to purchase additional leave  


Please have a read of the position description (found here on the EACH job page when you click apply) and when submitting your application include brief outline addressing your interest and suitability for this role in the ‘Message to Hiring Manager’ field.

If you would like more information about the position, reach out to Amanda Thomas (Manager Therapeutic Services) at [email protected] or on 0428 090 061

Applications close: Sunday 27th August 2023
** Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received.