Peer Support Workers – Community Mental Health Programs Neami National Limited


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

About the Role

  • Multiple Part-Time Permanent Peer Support Worker Positions Available
  • Classification: Consumer Service Delivery Level 2, with a salary range of $71,215 – $76,353 pro rata per annum + Superannuation
  • Locations: Salisbury & Hendon, SA.
  • 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

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.

We have been providing mental health support for over 30 years. We were founded on an alliance between professionals, individuals and their families. Collaborative recovery remains at the heart of who we are today.

About your new role

Peer Support Workers (PSWs) walk alongside people in offering practical, emotional, social, and service access support that works out and responds to a person’s needs through a process of mutual listening, learning, doing, being, belonging, and healing.

PSWs at Neami create this space by applying the Lived Experience lens as their primary way of working. Drawing on the National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Guidelines, the Lived Experience lens is:

> Learnings from personal experience of mental health challenges, distress and periods of healing, which may include service use

> Collective knowledge of universal lived experiences such as stigma, marginalisation, loss of power, and system hurt, as well as hope, healing, and personal recovery as real

> Professional principles and values such as mutuality, intersectionality, autonomy, hope and sharing power

> And the history of the Consumer movement, advocacy, and actions

Multiple Peer Support Worker positions are available at the below services:

  • Salisbury & Hendon – SA Health Psychosocial Programs
  • Hendon – Wellness Connect (Short term Psychosocial Support Program providing individual and group support)

Further information regarding these services can be found in the position description.

What will Neami offer in return?

  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave, Gratis Leave and Wellness leave
  • Professional development through regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Ongoing extensive in-house Learning and Development Programs to encourage learning and skill-building
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Benestar – access a holistic health and wellness offering of supports and resources to Neami staff and their immediate family
  • Work flexibility arrangements available for maintaining your work-life balance

What you will bring to the role?

  • Provide Neami evidence of a Mental Health (or equivalent Human Services or Community Services) qualification of Certificate IV level or above, or complete such a qualification within 2 years of your commencement of employment
  • Lived experience of mental illness and demonstrated experience of recovery
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups, including the ability to prioritise different needs within a group

What the role requires:

  • National Criminal History Check (Police check) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Current Working with Children Check required before commencement of work
  • Current Drivers licence
  • 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 regarding the Salisbury Peer Support Worker positions available not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Kelly Jacob | [email protected]

Casey Engleson | [email protected]

If you have any further questions regarding the Hendon Peer Support Worker positions available not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Rebecca Horgan | [email protected]

Cassi Strauss | [email protected]


If you are interested in applying, please consider the National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines below:

Applications Close: Friday 1st September 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.