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Peer Support Worker - Mental Health Recovery Unit - Wagga Wagga

NSW Government - Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type
: Part Time Temporary (until 12 June 2022)
Position Classification: Health Education Officer
Remuneration: $54,358.59 - $80,099.52 per annum pro rata
Hours per Week: 8
Requisition ID: REQ237490
Vaccination Category: A
Applications Close: 29 June 2021

YOUR opportunity awaits!

  • Generous Salary Packaging options + rural and remote incentives
  • Career development and progression opportunities
  • Affordable housing with remarkable commute times to our picturesque communities
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities with a lifestyle second to none!

Where you will be working

Known for our innovative consumer focused models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our Mental Health teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to work within talented multidisciplinary environments, have excellent support with ongoing development and access to key technologies connecting you with colleagues and consumers based throughout the District.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates and established professionals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, quality care through listening to consumers and continually exploring ways to do it better.

To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit: https://visitwagga.com/

About the Opportunity

The Peer Support Worker will be based in the Wagga Wagga Mental Health Recovery Unit which is a 20 bed mental health facility. The Recovery Program is primarily targeted at consumers aged 18-65 years however admits consumers across the age spectrum. The unit is committed to providing recovery oriented and innovative approaches to care. The unit recognises consumers with mental health issues as experts in their own condition and strives to provide an optimistic and positive approach to care with a focus on collaborative decision making and social inclusion. Working with other service partners is central to the model of service delivery promoted by the unit.

The Peer Support Worker will be responsible and accountable to the Nurse Unit Manager/Health Services Manager and work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team. The Peer Support Worker will have a lived experience of mental illness, will provide advice to the Mental Health Recovery Unit on a range of issues and provide support to consumers at an individual and group level. The role is focussed on developing empathic relationships with consumers based on the common ground of the lived experience of mental illness. The Peer Support Worker will be expected to provide hope, encouragement and information and walk alongside consumers on their recovery journey.

To learn more about the role and responsibilities and pre-employment checks required, please review the Position Description

Interested? Get in touch today by either applying directly or contacting Charles Clarke on [email protected]. Please note, your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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