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Education and Peer Workforce Officer

Consumers of Mental Health WA (Inc.)

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) is the peak body for consumers of mental health services in WA. As a community based not for profit organisation, CoMHWA understands, listens and acts upon the voice of consumers of mental health and the wider community.

About the role

The Education & Peer Workforce Officer, reporting to the Education & Peer Workforce Manager, develops, implements, and delivers education and training initiatives to support, increase, and build the capacity of individuals with a lived experience of mental health issues to be self-determined, self-empowered and respected as people.

In addition, the role will work collaboratively to create new Peer workforce pathways for individuals with mental health issues through training, placement support and capacity building for peer workers and employers.

In this busy environment, you will be supported by an organisation made up of various subject-matter experts, including systemic advocacy, system navigation, independent advocacy and sector representation and leadership. Your work will be informed by on-going consumer and sector engagement, focus groups, needs analysis, and contemporary education methods.

Mental health is a fast-moving sector, and this role will come with great variety and may see you lend a helping hand on projects and events throughout the year in addition to regular duties.


Essential minimum requirements:

  • It is a genuine occupational qualification of this position to have a lived experience of mental health/social and emotional wellbeing issues and recovery in accordance with section 66(s)(c) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
  • Previous experience in adult education, or workshop/group facilitation with demonstrated ability to adapt to a wide variety of learning needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with a strong team orientation and consumer focus.
  • High level understanding of the Peer Workforce, consumer education and the mental health sector in WA.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team based on an ethos of collaboration, kindness, co-operation, respect and mutual support.
  • Demonstrated skills/understanding of managing effective and efficient delivery of education and training packages.
  • Ability to work autonomously, use initiative and provide leadership of a team to meet required outcomes.


  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.
  • Experience in working with people across a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Understanding of the not-for-profit sector.

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups (Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islander peoples, people of colour, women, non-binary and gender diverse people, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disability) often do not apply for roles if they do not meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested, we would love to know how you can contribute to our team with your unique experiences.

A position description is attached.

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