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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Australia

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 22 May, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

About the role

  • Part Time – 45.6 hours per fortnight, Maximum Term (until 30 June 2024)
  • Cheltenham location
  • SCHCADS Level 4 role

This role will provide recovery-oriented, evidence-based peer support interventions to mental health clients by utilising their own lived experience of recovery in a mental health context.

The aims of the Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response (EIPSR) Program are to:

  • Foster independent living and recovery for clients of the public clinical mental health service system who have a severe mental illness and associated psychiatric disability
  • Reduce the likelihood that clients with a severe mental illness will develop lifelong disability due to their mental illness by intervening early
  • Reduce avoidable need for more intensive acute mental health services by providing integrated treatment and psychosocial recovery care in the community.

View the position description here

What’s on offer

In addition to receiving a salary commencing at $39.26 p/hr and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and an ability to increase your take-home pay by accessing up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.

There is also the option to increase your annual leave entitlements through our purchase leave program, and access to 10 week’s paid parental leave.

About you

You will have a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work and / or relevant welfare qualification, as well as:

  • Lived experience of mental illness and demonstrated experience of recovery.
  • Experience of the public or private mental health system.
  • Understanding of harm minimisation approaches to the treatment and management of persons with a Dual Diagnosis (substance misuse and mental health issues).
  • Demonstrated experience in working at a direct care level, including the ability to prioritise different needs within the group.
  • Working knowledge of the relevant and current legislation relating to the client group including the Mental Health Act and Privacy Act.
How to apply

Click APPLY to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Toni Smith, Team Leader via email –

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

How to apply

Please click on the apply now button for further details.


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

Profession: #Community_Services

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