The role

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Mental Health Peer Cadet

Sunshine, Australia

Reference: 6607166

Where excellence meets opportunity - discover your next chapter with cohealth

  • Multiple positions available accross different sites
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE), Fixed term roles
  • $33.21 per hour + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named Premier's Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth's 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership, innovation, and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

Mental Health Peer workers are individuals who identify as having a lived or living experience of mental health challenges. The Mental Health Peer Cadetship is a 10-month paid employment opportunity for people with mental health lived experience who are also studying the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Actively participating in team & cadet meetings, coaching, mentoring and supervision,
  • Showing commitment to practice self-care and self-reflection
  • Being able to shadow mentors in various community settings
  • Respecting and having dignity when building peer relationships

What cohealth offers:

  • Salary packaging to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation) alongside generous reward programs from our salary packaging providers. Find out more on salary packaging here: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Jobs-and-employment-types/Working-as-an-employee/Salary-sacrificing-for-employees/
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

Our ideal candidate:

  • Enrolled in Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work with proof of enrolment
  • A willingness to draw on your own mental health challenges and draw upon your wellbeing journey to create connections with others
  • Flexibility to work from various sites within Western/Northern Melbourne

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses).

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and Cover Letter. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. This campaign will close on the mentioned date at 10.00 PM. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Snezana Ginovski snezana.ginovski@cohealth.org.au

With your CV and cover letter, please also include in your application a response to the questions on the attached Mental Health Peer Cadet Information and Application form.