Peer Specialist - Mental Health Acute & Continuing Care Team (ACCT) / Community Forensic Team

Employment Type

: Temporary Full Time up to 30 Jun 2021 (job share may be considered) Position Classification: Health Education Officer Non Graduate / Graduate Remuneration: $54,196.00 - $92,481.00 pa plus super Hours Per Week: 38 Location:
Applications Close: 28 Sep 2020 - 11.59pm

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity
The Acute & Continuing Care Team (ACCT) provide mental health support for adults (18-64) who are experiencing a mental illness.

The Peer Specialist will provide individual and group support to consumers by working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, utilising your personal lived experience of mental health challenges and personal recovery to support people and promote engagement in their individual treatment and recovery.

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Allowances as per the relevant Award
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression
  • Where you'll be working
    Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services - Orange, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website 

    With a population of 40,000 people, Orange is truly a major regional city with a true provincial feel. Located in the central west of New South Wales, and just over three hours from the capital and nearby coastlines, Orange has a regional airport which runs regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

    Orange is reputed as one of NSW’s premier wine and food regions. It has a mild temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters with snowfall. Many health professionals choose Orange as their home as it offers prestigious schooling, affordable housing and land, a lifestyle where you can spend more of your precious time with family and friends, greater opportunities for community involvement, along with employment growth in health care, social assistance, retail, education and training.

    In Orange you can enjoy life without the challenges of metropolitan living.

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    Please apply for this position online by clicking ‘Apply for Job’ at the top of this advertisement.

  • For role related queries or questions please contact Roslyn Dalton on


    or (02) 6369 2***

  • Talent pool If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

    Targeted role
    This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

    Stepping Up – Close the Gap
    The  is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8*** or email . Alternatively, applicants can visit for more information.

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