Mental Health Peer Workforce Leader

30 hours per week

Location Negotiable

Applications Close June 15, 2017

About Us
Grand Pacific Health (GPH) is a significant provider of primary health and mental health services across the South Eastern NSW region and provides recovery oriented mental health services for people living with an enduring mental health issue and complex needs throughout South Eastern NSW. 

GPH offers a great place to work with passionate and engaged staff, a commitment to flexibility. Excellent professional development and salary packaging benefits are available. 

GPH welcomes and encourages applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. 

About the Position
This is an exciting opportunity to influence the development and growth of the Mental Health Peer Workforce in South Eastern NSW.  GPH has a growing Mental Health Peer Workforce who operate across services.  With the expansion of the Mental Health Peer Workforce it has become important for GPH to increase the opportunities for the development of Peer Work staff within our teams. 

The Peer Work Leader will work within the Recovery Mental Health Services team to provide support, supervision and coaching to the GPH Mental Health Peer Workforce. The Peer Work Leader will coordinate staff development opportunities and work across teams influencing the interactions of Peer Workers with other service delivery staff including clinical staff and line managers.

The successful applicant will have experience in mental health peer work and tertiary qualifications relevant to the role (or the willingness to work towards the same) and will be prepared to work within a broader service team providing GPH’s health and mental health services across South-Eastern NSW

 Willingness to travel (including occasional overnight travel) is an important part of this role.

 The position may be located in any of GPHs major service hubs across South-Eastern NSW

How to Apply
Access a copy of the position description. Applications must address the selection criteria contained in the position description and include a copy of your current CV. Email applications to: or use the "Apply Now" button below.

For further information please contact Linda Campbell, Recovery Mental Health Team Leader on 02 4474 8515


How to Apply for GPH Positions

Grand Pacific Health is committed to fair, equitable, merit-based recruitment practices to ensure we select the best people with the most appropriate skills, knowledge and qualities for our organisation.

1. Read the position description

The position description describes the tasks and responsibilities of the role. It includes selection criteria (sometimes referred to as competencies) which are the qualifications, skills and experience required to successfully carry out the role. 

Before you apply, read the position description to determine whether the job is right for you and if you have the right skills and experience for the role.

2. Address the selection criteria in your cover letter

A covering letter, or statement addressing the selection criteria, is your opportunity to demonstrate you meet the essential requirements of the position. Your letter should clearly state which position you are applying for and succinctly address the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Your letter should be no more than three pages.

To assist the reader, you may wish to use each of the selection criteria as a separate heading. Under each heading explain how your qualifications, skills and experience enable you to meet the specific requirements of the role. Use examples and emphasise relevant achievements.

3. Include an up-to-date resumé / curriculum vitae

Your resumé should be up to date and provide an overview of your work experience, educational qualifications and professional development. It is also beneficial to include skills and experience gained outside of paid employment that may be relevant to the position.

4. Speak to the Contact Person

Telephone the contact person to ask questions about anything that you do not understand about the position and to find out more about the work environment/ conditions.

5. Find out more about the organisation

Read information about our organisation from the website so that you understand what we do, our values and our key priorities.