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Peer Worker - Mental Health Service North (523403)


Any Industry
Source: uWorkin



$58,323 to $61,704 pro-rata per annum


Health Services Officer Level 5


Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term, part-time, day work, working 53.2 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 30 June 2022

Please note, this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Mental Health Service North (Launceston) – Adult and Community


  • As part of the Mental Health Services Team, provide outcome focused, recovery orientated services to clients of the mental health service.

  • Act as a positive role model for consumers by using personal experience of recovery to share information, skills and strategies to assist the individual’s recovery.
  • Operating within a mental health recovery framework, assist consumers of mental health services in inpatient and community settings to develop hope, choice, self-determination and social connectedness.

  • Under the direction and supervision of the Mental Health Services Team the role is responsible for assisting individuals in navigating the mental health system, and accessing internal and external supports, and provides opportunity for peer learning through the provision of non-clinical support that compliments clinical care.

Essential Requirements

  • Personal experience of mental illness and use of clinical mental health services.

  • Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty
e) Serious traffic offences

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or willingness to work towards the same.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

 Generic Peer Worker HSO5 (March 2021).pdf
 Generic Peer Worker HSO5 (March 2021).docx
 Applicant Guide.pdf
 Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Helen Van Der Molen
Team Leader - Adult & Older Persons Community Mental Health Services (North)
Phone: (03) 6777 4985
Email: helen.vandermolen@ths.tas.gov.au

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania.

Visit us at www.ths.tas.gov.au