Peer Worker Hope Community Services Inc


Peer Worker

  • Part Time position –  0.5FTE or 2-3 days a week, located in Esperance 
  • Level 3 of the of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry award 2010
  • Regional allowance and Salary Packaging


Do you have recovery experience of substance misuse?

Are you ready to use this to support others in their growth and recovery?

About the Role:

Hope is introducing Peer workers across our Community Alcohol and other Drugs Service.

Peer Workers at HOPE work as valued members of our Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) teams where they help to connect HOPE with the local community and deliver services.

The Peer Worker will be responsible for

  • making initial contact with our service users and promoting authentic connection before walking alongside them in recovery right through to exit planning
  • Working alongside the participants and the counsellor/educator to identify goals that are important to the participant (and their family), prioritising actions and plan for how to achieve the goals.
  • supporting participants in the community
  • facilitating support groups
  • keeping records of service delivery using our online client management system

As a Peer Worker you are also expected to advocate for consumer rights and provide feedback to the Primary Health Networks regarding barriers to services.

About you:

This role requires that you have a past experience of recovery from substance misuse or addiction and are currently living well.

In this role you must be willing to promote, participate in, and contribute to a supportive team environment. You will also be expected work collaboratively with community members and a range of health professionals, including specialists, GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals.

You will need sound IT and communication skills and a good understanding of the local health system, including referral pathways.

To be successful in this application you must have a solid understanding of personal and professional boundaries and be able to apply them in practice

Appointments will be subject to Australian residency/visa, satisfactory National Criminal Record checks, the Working With Children Check, records, Current C or A class driver’s license, and suitable work referee.

Our Culture  

Hope strives to provide a safe workplace and promotes progressive policies that prioritise the health, safety and unique needs of our team. Hope’s ambition is to be an employer of choice by supporting staff to grow, learn, innovate and achieve their potential. We invest in developing our people to sustain the workforce built on ‘growing our own’. 

Find out more about Hope on our website. 

If you need support to submit your application, please email [email protected]  

Your benefits  

  • Knowing you are making a real difference in your community and being in a team that celebrates your successes and supports you during challenges  
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)   
  • Discounts with a major health insurance provider 
  • Free external, confidential counselling through our EAP Service and clinical supervision in counselling roles 


Applications will be assessed upon submission,  please submit your application as soon as possible

To apply please include a cover letter,  along with your CV, outlining your past experience of recovery from substance misuse or addiction and how you would role model ‘living well’.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants strongly encouraged to apply

HOPE acknowledges and welcomes diversity in all its forms amongst staff and clients, including culture, language, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variations, religion, and socio-economic and relationship status


To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Erica Panizza on 0863926309, quoting Ref No. 1127782.



Hope Community Services Inc

Job Salary

Part time