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Reference Number 12447
Position Title Senior Peer Worker - Consumer
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Upton House
Award Classification Psych Services - Non Direct Care (Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020) - CONSUMER CONS L2 Y1
Hours (per fortnight) 80
Applications from Recruitment agencies will not be accepted
The successful applicant to this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police Check.
Position Summary

Senior Consumer Peer Workers


Are you a consumer who has used public mental health services and passionate about supporting other consumers and carers?

Employment type: Permanent Part time
Location: Box Hill or East Ringwood or Burwood East.

  • Part time 0.5 EFT (up to 19 hours per week).
  • Exciting new roles.
  • Great staff benefits including salary packaging.


Exciting new opportunities now exist for people with lived experience of mental health problems and who have received assistance from public mental health services to take on a leadership role as part of a team of Peer Workers within Eastern Health’s Mental Health Program. The successful applicants will work across the Psychiatric Inpatient Units in the Eastern Metropolitan region of Melbourne and provide support to the broader Eastern Health Mental Health Program.

Through sharing wisdom from their own mental health consumer experience, the Senior Consumer Peer Workers will provide support and information to consumers  accessing acute inpatient services.

You will work collaboratively with consumers, families and staff to assist in identifying needs and providing culturally safe support. You will need to be able to reflect on your own consumer lived experience.

The Senior Consumer Peer Worker will provide group and individual peer support interventions to mental health Consumers and maintain a leadership role for Consumer Peer Support Workers within the mental health service.  

A key component of the role is to provide supervision and leadership to Consumer Peer Workers to ensure best practice and consistency in peer support interventions within a recovery oriented framework.


As a peer support worker, you will receive the following additional benefits:

  • Participate in a five day Intentional Peer Support peer training; and
  • Regular peer supervision (individual and group; and
  • Support from an existing team dedicated to promoting the voice of lived experience.


If this sounds like the job for you, apply today!

Please submit all applications online. 

For further information please contact:

Cate Bourke, Manager, Consumer and Carer Workforce on (03) 9981 2738 or 0466 014 668

Selection Criteria Essential: Essential • Lived experience as a person who has been a consumer of public mental health services Demonstrated understanding and empathy of the broad impact of mental illness on consumers and carers/families and of the evidence base for inclusive, family sensitive and recovery oriented practice. •
Contact Person Cate Bourke
Contact Number (03) 9981 2738
Alternate Contact Person Gavin Foster
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9843 5864
Closing Date 13/09/2017
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.