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Reference Number 63783
Position Title Consumer Peer Support Worker
Location Northern Psychiatric Unit (NPU), Epping
Award Psych NonDirect Care [76]
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Consumer Peer Support Worker (PSW)

Northern Area Mental Health Service 

  • Part time ongoing and fixed term positions
  • Based at Northern Hospital, Epping 
  • Working Monday - Friday
  • Exciting opportunity to provide peer support to consumers who are receiving clinical mental health services


Life With Us:

  • The Northern Hospital - Epping, is a major community hospital serving the northern suburbs of Melbourne with these positions based in the Northern Hospital Psychiatric Wards 7 & 8. 
  • Life with us will involve working alongside the existing and established PSW team made up of both consumer and carer peer support workers and supported by an experienced peer coordinator.
  • It is a multidisciplinary, supportive team environment where collaborative work is encouraged


Your New Role:

  • Provide peer support and information to consumers in an adult acute inpatient unit. The work will focus on support for consumers during their admission and for a small number for a short period following discharge from the acute inpatient unit to a range of other supports in the community.
  • Be part of a dynamic work group of PSW, Peer Coordinators and broader team including clinical and support staff.
  • Be active collaborators in developing, reviewing and providing information resources for consumers and their families and carers

About You:

  • A lived / living experience of mental ill-health and treatment within a mental health service
  • Ability to draw on your own lived / living experience in working alongside consumers
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, your wellbeing and self-care as it relates to your work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Empathic and compassionate approach
  • Understanding of peer support and recovery principles
  • Ability to work independently in an organised manner and collectively alongside your peer support work group, while also taking direction for daily activities where required

Our Commitment to you


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.


Contact Person Angie Hunter
Contact Number 0438774494
Alternate Contact Person John Daly
Alternate Contact Number 0418580117
Closing Date 07/07/2022
Position Description
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