Close Search

International Student Peer Worker.

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Client Services, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 13 Aug, 2020

About the role

  • NFP Salary Packaging options; work/life balance
  • Full-time fixed term position until 31 May 2021
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health

Do you have a broad understanding of peer support programs? Do you have lived experience of mental ill health and experience studying as an international student in Australia? Here’s your chance to help improve access and support for students experiencing mental ill-health!


About the role and its impact

We are seeking applications for a part-time International Student Peer Worker. This position is fixed term position available until 31 May 2021.

Based at Parkville, you will initially commence work remotely from home. All applications will be accepted within the state. You must have confidential home office space and reliable internet connection.

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. 

As the International Student Peer Worker, your contribution will be to assist in developing an introductory peer work training package and create digital content specifically for international students. A major component of the role requires sharing your own lived experience of mental health and experience studying as an international student in Australia. 

You will be provided with training and supervision in the principles of peer work and in the effective facilitation of training. You will work with the project team and alongside external partners and international students to develop the training. Working alongside a Clinical Educator, you will then deliver training to groups of international students.  

Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate. 

Please refer to the Position Description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


About you

As the International Student Peer Worker, you will have:

  • Lived experience of mental ill health and experience studying as an international student in Australia
  • Willingness and ability to share own experiences around mental health and wellbeing as an international student
  • Broad understanding of peer support programs available to people accessing mental health services 
  • Confident public speaker with the ability to engage with a broad range of people in group settings
  • Willingness to learn relevant administrative procedures, including software applications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Find out more on our website.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.


Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.


How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description to using the subject line: ‘International Student Peer Worker’, followed by your ‘full name’.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Gina Chinnery at .  


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



Infoxchange and Connecting Up

You might be interested in

The First Supports program is focused solely on children and...

Case Worker, Kinship First Supports

We are seeking an experienced and energetic TAAP Worker to p...

Tenancy Assistance and Advocacy Program Worker (TAAP)

Featured suppliers

We are a Melbourne based, international Executive Recruitmen...

Brooker Consulting

Giuntabell are charity and not-for-profit accounting special...

Giuntabell Pty Ltd

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get purpose-driven roles delivered free to your inbox every Monday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!