Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker (Community Businesses) Flourish Australia


Flourish Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker to join our Community Businesses team in St Marys!

The position available is:

  • Ongoing Full-time (76 hours/fortnight)
  • Working Monday to Friday
  • Based in St Marys
  • Attractive hourly rates equivalent to SCHCADS Level 3 $36.00 – $38.60p/h + 11% Super + Tax-Free Salary Packaging!

About the Opportunity

Flourish Australia’s Community Businesses provide vocational support and training within a commercial environment to people with lived experience of mental health issues. They achieve this goal by tailoring meaningful employment activities that support an employee’s vocational journey with practical on the job training and a group based learning experience. These vocational activities culminate into achieving the Community Businesses objective of transitioning employees into open employment.

The objectives of our community businesses are to provide a supportive working environment where people can:

  • Reconnect gradually with employment and earn an award-based wage;  
  • Gain or enhance the social skills required to operate successfully as an employee;
  • Learn about recovery and how to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, and plan their recovery journey with support from a peer worker; and 
  • Gain useful trade or industrial skills and qualifications relevant to future working opportunities.

A Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker working in Flourish Australia’s Community Businesses provides a high quality and responsive person-led, recovery-oriented and trauma informed service that best supports people to maintain meaningful employment. The Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker will provide workplace supports to people with NDIS plans and defined employment goals.

We value lived experience and believe peer support is a powerful part of the mental health recovery journey. Therefore, our Peer Worker roles are for those willing to use their lived experience and personal recovery to mentor people with a lived experience of a mental health issue. You will use your lived experience to inform and contribute to staff learning, service understanding, and delivering person-led, strengths focused, recovery based service.

The Benefits

  • Level 3 (SCHCADS) on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018) 
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading and 2 additional days of personal leave + extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year + paid parental leave
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Vehicle Mileage Allowance
  • Personal fleet pricing discounts with our preferred automotive supplier
  • Opportunities for career progression, professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support
  • Regular supervision (reflective practice), ongoing 1:1 mentoring, strong team support and a comprehensive induction program
  • Inclusive initiatives such as our Rainbow Network and YarnUp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff
  • Employee discounts at 350+ popular retailers (Woolworths, Expedia, Myer, Kmart etc)

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants.  We value diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTI communities and mature age candidates.

Selection Criteria

  • A Certificate IV or above in a relevant field OR a minimum of 2-years full-time experience working in the human services field (as recognised by Flourish Australia).
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issue.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence.

Full selection criteria and position description available within the application.

All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster) prior to commencement, inline with Flourish Australia’s Vaccination Policy.

Applications close 5pm, 2nd August. Apply now!