Peer Support Worker - Older People's Mental Health (Macarthur/ Wingecarribee and Liverpool /Bankstown Community Teams) - Perm PT

Health Education Officer
South Western Sydney Local Health District
REQ141640 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time, 23 hours per week
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate/Non Graduate
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifcations
Requisition ID: REQ141640

Application Close Date: 08/12/2019

Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications

Health Education Officer Graduate: $31.50 - $51.34 per hour

Health Education Officer Non-Graduate: $27.33 - $40.27 per hour

To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


Become part of a committed team, always striving to deliver excellence in the health/public sector


About The Opportunity

Campbelltown Mental Health Service is recruiting for Peer Support Worker’s to complement and enhance the current Macarthur/Wingecarribee and Liverpool/Bankstown Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) Community Team.


As a peer support worker within the Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) Service you will provide recovery orientated, evidence based peer support interventions to consumers within a multidisciplinary framework and consultation to clinical staff in relation to the experience of living with a mental health disorder.


Where You'll Be Working
The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Mental Health Service provides quality mental health care to residents across south western Sydney. Our services provide assessment and treatment for a range of mental health needs and disorders and our priorities include early intervention and promoting mental health in our community.


All SWSLHD Mental Health Service staff are committed to patient safety and quality care. The service maintains current accreditation with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards against its EQuIPNational program and survey against the National Standards for Mental Health Services.


The position will provide a service for consumers of Macarthur and Liverpool Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) Community Teams with potential to also work with adult mental health consumers. The OPMH Team operates within a collaborative and supportive work environment in which continuing professional development is highly valued.


At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

What you'll be doing
Provide recovery orientated, evidence based peer support interventions to mental health consumers within a multidisciplinary team framework.  This position also supports clinical staff in the provision of recovery orientated and consumer driven clinical practice by providing consultation in relation to the experience of living with a mental health disorder. The Peer Worker is also responsible for undertaking designated administrative tasks necessary to support service delivery.
How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Recognized Degree or other qualification deemed appropriate by the employer/ Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer work or willingness to work towards completing 
  2. Lived experienced of a mental health problem or disorder and willingness to share as part of your work
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of consumer led recovery and recovery principles as they relate to older people.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of people
  5. Evidence of knowledge and commitment to the application of quality improvement frameworks and evidence based practice
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer literacy in a range of programs
  7. Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education
  8. Experience in planning, delivering and evaluating group and individual interventions

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Cheryl Mitchell on 02 4654 6347 or via email on

Interview Date Range:  09/12/2019 – 13/12/2019

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application now.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process.


If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on  

Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Applications

Review and Track your applications.

My Applications

Connect with NSW Health on Social Media