Peer Worker – Pathways to Community Living Initiative, Stage 2 Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Non Graduate, Health Education Officer Graduate
Location: St Mary’s Community Health Centre
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 20
Requisition ID: REQ425736
Applications Close: 10/09/2023

This Position is Dependent on Qualifications:
Health Education Officer Non Graduate ($28.68 – $42.26 per hour)
Health Education Officer Graduate ($33.05 – $53.87 per hour)

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,  

working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen career role. 



What we can offer you (for eligible employees): 


·       Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging  

·       Novated Leasing 

·       Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year  

·       Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members 

·       Fitness Passport 


What you will be doing:  

In Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD), peer workers work as part of a designated team to support people who are experiencing psychological distress, a suicidal crisis or who have a mental health diagnosis for which they are receiving care from NBMLHD Mental Health Service. Each team is part of the overall integrated mental health service, encompassing acute and longer-term community mental health care, inpatient units, as well as specialist mental health teams providing specific evidence based therapeutic interventions. 

Peer workers draw on their lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery to develop empathic relationships with consumers and support their personal recovery. In doing this, the peer worker facilitates recovery principles of hope, choice, self-determination and social connectedness. Peer workers may work in business hours, evenings or weekends, dependent on the specific requirements of the individual team. 

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.  


About us: 

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.  


NBMLHD: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community. 


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  In the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Mental Health Service, we value and strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to enrich our working environment and deliver excellent care to all consumers, their families and carers, no matter their background or needs. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and people of mature age.


All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.  


Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.

Selection criteria to be addressed:

  1. Personal lived experience of mental distress, ill health and recovery, and ability to use meaningful and purposeful lived experience to provide peer support to consumers.
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Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time