Peer Worker – Community Mental Health Service Northern Sydney Local Health District


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Mental Health Services is seeking candidates who are interested in a peer support role for people adults. Candidates should be able to directly relate to and have lived experience that would support engagement with people living with mental health conditions.

Life at Hornsby Mental Health service is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Non Graduate
Remuneration: $1,089.93 – $1,606.06 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ319527

Where you’ll be working
This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced and supportive multidisciplinary teams committed to providing high quality person centred mental health care. Peer Support position is across a number of adult community services however will be based on the Hornsby Hospital site.

What you’ll be doing

MHDA Declaration:
Each person’s unique journey of recovery will be supported by mental health drug and alcohol services in a way that fosters hope, purpose and resilience.
MHDA statement of intention:
The intention of the NSLHD MHDA is to provide recovery-oriented, trauma informed services that are guided by evidence based practices and collaboration.
Provide recovery orientated, evidence based peer support interventions to mental health consumers within a multidisciplinary team framework.  This position also supports clinical staff in the provision of recovery orientated and consumer driven clinical practice by providing consultation in relation to the experience of living with a mental health disorder. The Peer Worker is also responsible for undertaking designated administrative tasks necessary to support service delivery and will involve service development opportunities.

People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background encouraged to apply.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:       

  1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  2. Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or willingness and commitment to obtain.
  3. Past or current personal experience of using Mental Health and/or Drug & Alcohol related services, and able and willing to utilise aspects of your lived experience to support others individually and/or in groups, in a safe and effective way.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to consumer led recovery principles and trauma informed care.
  5. Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including the people using Mental Health Drug & Alcohol services, managers and community members.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and actively contribute to clinical care planning processes in a team setting.
  7. Demonstrated clear written and verbal communication and negotiation skills including information technology skills.
  8. Current NSW Drivers Licence.


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For role related queries or questions contact Kathleen Schelling on [email protected] or 0436 674 525
Applications Close: 18 October 2022





Northern Sydney Local Health District

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