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Lived Experience Peer Workers - Wellness Connect


We are recruiting numerous Lived Experience Peer Workers to work within the Wellness Connect NPSP program. The roles are classified at SCHADS Level 4 and 0.6 – 1.0fte available.

The Lived Experience Peer Workers will work closely with participants to promote recovery, inspire hope and facilitate a process wherein participants can work toward their goals. The Lived Experience Peer Workers will work across 1:1 and group services.

The program provides short-term 1:1 support and facilitated groups. The Lived Experience Peer Workers will work with participants on a 1:1 basis and also design, develop and facilitate groups that may support participants to:

  • Identify their strengths
  • Build resilience
  • Achieve goals
  • Link in with people to help improve their wellbeing
  • Connect with family or with community
  • Explore accessing the NDIS or DSP
  • Enjoy a full and vibrant quality of life

Requirements for Success

  • Must have or be working toward:
    • Certificate IV in Mental Health; and/or
    • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work; and/ or
    • an equivalent qualification (as agreed to by Adelaide PHN).
  • Sound knowledge and awareness of mental health challenges
  • Capacity to work both autonomously and within teams
  • Experience with person centred and recovery-oriented frameworks
  • Ability to design and facilitate groups
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft programs and relevant software
  • DHS Working With Children Check and NDIS Worker Check
  • Current SA Drivers Licence and willingness to use own registered, insured vehicle
  • Understanding of NDIS application process desirable
  • Current knowledge of northern-based services and existing relationships with providers desirable

The role will be predominantly based at Skylight Elizabeth, servicing multiple areas of the South Australian metropolitan region.

For queries please contact Chantal Yeend on 0437 067 723 or via email at [email protected], using the subject line: Lived Experience Peer Workers - Wellness Connect enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you are interested in applying please attach a current CV, a cover letter and answer the following questions (limit 75 words per question).

  1. Describe what kind of group you might design for Wellness Connect participants and outline the reasons for your choice.
  2. Please describe an experience where you have needed to communicate professional boundaries in a respectful and supportive manner.
  3. The Wellness Connect NPSP program is a short, time-limited program. Please describe your understanding of capacity building and how would you engage with someone to ensure you can meet goals within timeframes.

Skylight Mental Health is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce including people from all genders, ages, sexualities, cultures, backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people with mental health lived experience.

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