Peer Project Worker

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community. MHACA is currently seeking a Peer Project Worker.

The Promoting Peer Work in the NT Project is funded by the Australian Government Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program. It aims to provide opportunities for people with a lived experience of mental illness who are interested in becoming peer workers to enter the workforce.

The project will engage with employers across the NT to offer management support, resources and mentoring to encourage them to create opportunities for people with lived experience to join their psychosocial support teams.

It will also offer information, training and mentoring to people with a lived experience in basic peer work skills.

As this is a Territory-wide Project it is anticipated that the project worker will be required to travel to Darwin, and possibly other key population centres on a few occasions during the Project. This will involve overnight travel.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibility of the project worker is to deliver the project in accordance with the funding agreement and project plan.

  • Collect and develop resources and information to support the project deliverables
  • Promote the project in conjunction with Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition
  • Coordinate the delivery of forums and training to support the project deliverables
  • Contract consultants/trainers to deliver information sessions and training
  • Preparation of reports for funding bodies.

MHACA welcomes applications from people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Download the full position description and selection criteria: Peer Project Worker

For further information please contact Merrilee Cox on (08) 8950 4600.

Applications must address the Selection Criteria and include a resume and contact details of three current referees.

Applications close on 12 February 2020.