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Peer Worker Full-time Job

4 weeks ago   Nursing   Townsville region   1 view
Job Details

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland.

Our purpose is `great care every day'

About your opportunity

Peer Worker / Permanent Part-time / 28 hours p.f.

The Peer worker will Assist Consumers, Carers/Families, Service Providers and Non-Government Organisations to develop a better understanding of the recovery framework. You will Utilise your lived experience of mental health concerns and recovery to serve as a positive role model and work towards achieving the best outcomes for consumers. The Peer Worker will promote consumer and carer participation within inpatient units and community care units.

Highly desirable requirements of the role include: Experience working within a public mental health service or the NGO sector as a Mental Health Peer Worker

Generous pro rata remuneration package (based on full-time equivalent value) up to $87,657 p.a. comprising:

  • Salary range of $34.66 to $38.74 p.h. (AO3)
  • Annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation.

About the Role

  • Serve as a positive role model to consumers and staff and as a source of information on their personal experience of managing their mental health.
  • Co-facilitate training to staff and students as required.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams and complement existing services to assist consumers on their recovery journey within the community.
  • Actively identify areas of improvement to the service and the inpatient services environment.
  • Assist consumers in their recovery planning from a peer perspective.

Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), shift and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs, and access to corporate discounts.


  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or the ability to undertake a certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.
  • Blue Card Checks: Potential applicants are advised that the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 requires Queensland Health to seek a working with children check' from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian prior to appointment to this position. 5.1.
  • This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Pertussis.
  • It is a mandatory requirement to be and to remain vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Pre-employment checks will be conducted.

Please refer to the Role Description for further details.

Why make the change?

Our gorgeous weather promotes an active and outdoor lifestyle, where the sun shines for over 320 days of the year.

Enjoy the benefits of urban living without the nightmare of metropolitan traffic.

Appreciate the change of pace as you immerse yourself in a tropical North Queensland lifestyle.

Living in Townsville ( ); a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in northern Australia allows easy access to The Strand ( ) and Magnetic Island. ( )

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.