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Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers - Nowra / Wollongong / Ulladulla

Flourish Australia
  • Nowra: Full-time ending 31 December 2021
  • Wollongong: Full-time ending 30 June 2022
  • Ulladulla: Full-time ending 30 June 2022

There is the possibility of an extension for all positions, as the service expands. The successful candidates will be working Monday to Friday. All positions are classified at Level 3 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018).

About the Opportunities

As a Mental Health Worker or Peer Worker, you will work in the community to support people accessing our services who have a lived experience of mental health issues to achieve their hopes and dreams. You will play an important part in assisting people to maintain wellness and realise their goals. On a day to day basis you will:

  • Listen to and create opportunities and activities that meet the interests and goals of people.
  • Encourage shared learning experiences, and support skill development at every opportunity through self-directed learning, information and education.
  • Ensure that individual support is provided to a person that accesses Flourish Australia services that meets their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the person wherever possible.
  • Be ‘hands on’ and involved in direct service delivery.

The difference between the two roles is a Peer Worker is required to use their lived experience of a mental health issue and personal recovery openly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they support that also experience a mental health issue. It is not a requirement for Mental Health Workers to use their lived experience of a mental health issue in their everyday work.

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. For over 60 years, we have provided individual support to people with a lived experience of a mental health issue for them to live purposeful lives.

Flourish Australia is proud to have built one of Australia’s largest peer workforces, a proven, strengths-based approach to mental health recovery. Our vision is to create communities where everyone’s mental health and wellbeing flourishes. Our purpose is to support people to flourish, believe in their futures, and become contributing members of the community.

Selection Criteria


  • A relevant degree OR a Relevant Certificate IV or Diploma with 12-months relevant experience OR 2-years full-time experience working in mental health as recognised by Flourish Australia.
  • A strong commitment to recovery-based practice in the workplace.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issue.
  • Understanding of, and ability to effectively use, Microsoft Office and knowledge of data information management systems.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence.

For further information, please contact Nicolle Richards, Team Coordinator. E: nicolle.richards@flourishaustralia.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers - Nowra / Wollongong / Ulladulla enquiry via EthicalJobs, (please do not email applications)

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Career development opportunities

How to apply

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