Peer Worker (Suicide Prevention) Sydney and Hunter ACON


We are excited to be offering the opportunity to apply for a part-time Peer Worker (Suicide Prevention) role. 

We have two part-time roles available, one in the Hunter office and one in the Sydney office. Both roles are 42 hours per fortnight (0.6 FTE) on a 1-year fixed term contract. 

These positions have come about through new funding to expand our Suicide Prevention and Aftercare service. Successful candidates will have significant lived experience of diverse genders and sexualities, and recovery from mental health or suicidal crisis. They will also have the ability to reflect intentionally and thoughtfully on their own personal lived experience of mental ill health to guide them in their role of providing peer support, mentoring and advocacy to people in our community who are in a current suicidal crisis or following a recent suicide attempt. They will work closely with Care Coordinator/Counsellors and the broader clinical and client services team to deliver wholistic person-centre support. 

ACON can offer the successful candidates external peer supervision and professional development (as required). 

Salary: $78,290 (TRP for FTE) including superannuation and leave loading, commensurate with skills and experience. 

To apply, please review this Job Pack and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) containing the ACON application form (available at, a current CV and a Statement Addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria. 

To find out more about the role you can contact the following people:


Note: Please specify if you are applying for Sydney or Hunter role


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Applications close on Sunday 3 September 2023

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.