Peer Worker, Next Steps – Bega Grand Pacific Health


About us
Grand Pacific Health is a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation.  We’re here to provide our local communities in NSW and the ACT with equitable, inclusive and integrated health care including physical health and mental health care services.  We currently employ 340 people, provide services from 25 locations and are continuing to grow.
About the position
Peer work is a unique space that allows people to connect and build genuine relationships in the context of mental health services. We are looking for a Peer Worker to join our highly successful Next Steps Program to provide open and effective support to people accessing or considering connection to GPH mental health services. 
As a Peer Worker, your own lived experience of life changing mental health challenges, mental health service use, as well as periods of healing and personal recovery will be critical to support people accessing the program with their own lived experience. 
You will aim to nurture hope and self-determination to inspire the people that you support on their journey to recovery. You will be draw on your lived experience and personal journey towards recovery by purposefully disclosing your lived experience openly, appropriately, and effectively to build mutual relationships with the people you support that also have a similar lived experience. 
This is a part-time (3 days per week), fixed term opportunity until 30 June 2024 and is based in our Bega hub. 

We are looking for someone with:
  1. Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (or commencement or a willingness to work towards qualification within first year) 
  2. Direct lived experience of life changing mental health challenges, mental health service use, as well as periods of healing and personal recovery.
  3. Commitment to safely and purposely share lived experience to engender hope and support others on their personal recovery journey.
  4. Ability to utilise interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective and mutual relationships with consumers 
Why join GPH? 
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision and support (include for clinicians and peer workers)
  • Generous salary packaging options – increase your take home pay
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!
Visit our website to download Position Description and our Employee Benefits Information and click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application. 
Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the selection criteria detailed in the position description and include this in your application. 
For more information please contact: Bec Bennett, Service Manager Next Steps on 0407 001 684 or [email protected]

Applications close: 25 September 2023
*Please note that short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.
We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from the LGBTQI community, multicultural communities and people with a disability.
Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination.