Position Details


Reference Number 159381
Position Title Consumer Peer Worker - PeerZone
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32.0
Position Summary
  • Are you passionate about supporting mental health consumers on their recovery journey?
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supportive team environment
  • Enhance your career with Victoria’s leading regional health care service

About the facility 

Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides mental health treatment and care to people of all ages in the Barwon region. The Swanston Centre Acute Unit is a 32 bed adult inpatient unit. The Lived Experience Program at MHDAS is undergoing expansion with many exciting new peer programs on the horizon.

About the role 

Join the dedicated Lived Experience team at the Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) at Barwon Health, Geelong. We have 2 positions available to facilitate PeerZone workshops (0.2 EFT each).

Utilising your lived experience of mental distress, you will be responsible for planning, managing and facilitating PeerZone workshops in the community, in collaboration with the other PeerZone peer worker. You will also be responsible for liaising and promoting PeerZone workshops with clinical and lived experience teams, and recruiting and supporting interested consumers to attend the workshops.

About the culture

The MHDAS Lived Experience team is poised to embark on a range of exciting and innovative new programs and initiatives, with the full backing of the MHDAS Executive team.  

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Desirable: Do you have lived experience of mental illness (mental distress) and/or drug and alcohol issues?
Desirable: Do you have lived experience of recovery?
Desirable: Do you have good communication and interpersonal skills?
Desirable: Do you have a willingness to learn new skills?
Contact Person Donna Matthews 
Contact Person Job Title Lived Experience Manager 
Contact Number 0466 931 577 
Contact Email donna.matthews@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 20/08/2019
Position Description
File name 
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.