Peer Worker

Organisation : cohealth

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 18 Sep, 2018

About the Role

  • Part-time 0.4EFT
  • Fixed term for 18 months
  • Based in Melbourne


cohealth’s Homeless program provides support to people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. This support consist of assertive outreach, needs assessment, outreach and site-based case management, community development activities and group work. The team works collaboratively and are involved in a number of dynamic and innovative programs operating with other key agencies via established networks.

The Sleeping Rough – Harm Minimisation project will develop a resource that will attempt to reduce the negative social and health impacts of people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD. This will be completed via targeted reference groups of both the rough sleeping community and key community partners including Justice Connect, Bolton Clarke – Homeless Persons Program and the Council to Homeless Persons.

Within this role your responsibilities will comprise of:

  • Undertaking project design and development in the context of the cohealth Project Management Guidelines;
  • Participating in interagency community activities including outreach to people sleeping rough, living in rooming houses and to other locations;
  • Assisting consumer to participate effectively in co-design activities by providing orientation and guidance;
  • Working under guidance and supporting the Sleeping Rough- Harm Minimisation project worker; and
  • Work with teams and other stakeholders to develop a plan to engage consumers in the co design process.


About you

You’re a value driven person, motivated to make a difference, as well as;

  • Experienced working as an Allied Health Assistant or equivalent experience in the homeless sector, with well developed understanding of the specific needs of clients who are homeless and at risk of homelessness;
  • Analytically thinking, with proven problem-solving skills and crisis intervention;
  • Professional and respectful, with the ability to work as part of a team and autonomously;
  • Appropriate IT skills and experience with electronic client management systems, plus can adapt to new systems quickly; and
  • A current driver’s license

Are you keen to make a real difference? Join our dedicated team and enjoy the challenges

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

The benefits for you joining cohealth include:

  • Keeping your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours;

  • Joining a positive, friendly and supportive work environment, that encourages your learning and growth with access to staff development opportunities;

  • Working in a program with the resources to support you in making a real difference to your clients' lives;

  • Not for Profit "Salary Sacrificing" benefits on top of your salary

Apply for this Job

This position will be paid under the Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Multiple Enterprise Agreement 2011 - 2015, Allied Health Assistant Grade 3

To be considered for the role, you're required to provide a CV demonstrating your skills and experience relevant to the position description, along with a cover letter that addresses each of the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close on 18th September @ 10.00pm

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4337090.

Please quote in application: Peer Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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