AOD Peer Support Worker

Hiring By - Biostaffic



Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
  • Permanent Part time 0.6-0/0.8 EFT role Hawthorn and Doncaster East
  • Not for Profit with salary packaging benefits & work life balance
  • Collaborative and highly skilled supported team environment
About Access Health And Community
With a 150-year history and caring at our centre, our vision at Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is to build healthier lives together. We have a dedicated and experienced team of over 400 employees and 200 volunteers operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do and contribute to improving the wellbeing of the community every day.
About The Role
This is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving community health care organisation and work within a truly supportive valued based culture and engaged workforce at Access Health and Community.
The Peer Support Worker - Medication Support & Recovery Service (MSRS) will provide practical and emotional support for clients and their families whose lives are significantly impacted as a result of pharmaceutical/medication misuses. This role provides the opportunity to share your experiences of recovery or role as a carer of someone with pharmaceutical/medication concerns and empower participants, their families, clinicians and the community to ultimately improve outcomes for clients and families/loved ones engaged in the MSRS.
This permanent part time role is a combination of individual and group work with the flexibility to work part time hours of 0.6 -or 0.8 EFT.
What You Will Be Doing
  • Use your lived experience of mental illness/Alcohol and other drug use and recovery to support clients
  • Provide a combination of individual (one-to-one) and group supports
  • Develop and facilitate peer support groups
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to provide ‘wrap around care’ for complex clients
What You Will Bring
Key Selection Criteria
  • A lived experience of mental illness/Alcohol and other drug use and recovery
  • Training or qualifications in Peer Work or Peer Support
  • Experience working from a Peer Support or Intentional Peer Support model to support clients with mental health concerns
  • Experience in speaking at or delivering community education or community engagement events
  • Experience and confidence to co-facilitate a peer support group, identify any risk issues and seek support from clinical staff where required
  • An ability to work sensitively with people of diverse cultures, abilities, ages, sexualities and gender identities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and relevant software applications
  • Demonstrated behaviours consistent with Access Health and Community values
Access Health And Community Culture And Benefits
At AccessHC, we offer more than just a fulfilling career; we invest in our people and provide an environment where you can thrive in a culture of collaboration and support. Our team members share commitment and passion to make a positive impact and this ethos creates a range of benefits for our people from opportunities for personal and professional growth to a sense of purpose and belonging.
Our culture promotes an environment of success and fulfilment. Join us and experience a career where you truly make a difference.
The Position Encompasses An Extensive Range Of Benefits
  • Supportive and values based culture and engaged workforce
  • Culture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thrive
  • Commitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditions
  • Focus on staff wellbeing and health - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and career growth
  • Paid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Annual leave loading
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities (up to $15,990 per annum + $2,650 meals/
Entertainment expenses)
Read more about our culture and benefits:
Apply Now
Submit your application including your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
Please refer to the position description on our website for the key selection criteria information:
Please reach out to for further information and/or the opportunity to discuss this role. Please contact AOD Manager, Rachel Shankland:
We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted and may appoint the role before the end of date of the advertisement.
Applications close date: March 20th 2024
Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is a Child Safe Organisation that values inclusivity and diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, those with lived experience of mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs (AOD) challenges, and those with diverse genders and sexualities.
At AccessHC, our vision for reconciliation is an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience equitable health and social outcomes. Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will contribute to achieving reconciliation. We will seek an understanding of and acknowledging histories and injustices, support the active expression of culture, build strong, trusting relationships, and apply culturally appropriate practices within our work.
We will work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create a welcoming and safe place for everyone at our services. AccessHC acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present, and future, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
As a vaccine positive organisation, we encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and require successful applicants to undergo a NDIS Check, Working With Children Check, Police Check and potentially an International Check.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 18, 2024
Company Overview
Access Health And Community
Access Health And Community

Current Openings: 0

Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is a not-for-profit community health organisation, with over 150 years of history in supporting communities in Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country (in the east, north or north-east of Melbourne) With caring at its centre, AccessHC’s mission is to build healthier lives within the community. AccessHC provide a diverse range of health and community services across 18 locations. Our services include GP, dental care, allied health, child and family services, mental health and alcohol and other drug services. We operate headspace Hawthorn and Malvern and community organisations including Camcare, Hawthorn Community House and Manningham Men’s Shed. AccessHC works within the community to address issues which can lead to ill health and operate a range of health education and disease prevention programs. With a commitment to help everyone in the community, AccessHC strives to proactively connect with and remove barriers for people who are hardly-reached. To find out more about what we do visit our website:
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