Peer Support Workers

December 5, 2022

Peer Support Workers 

Fixed term, part-time.

SCHADS Award Grade 3, Level 1 – $34.04 plus salary packaging benefits and weekend and evening allowances.

Who are we? 

Lifeline Gippsland is a charity that has been saving lives since 1968 and is an integral part of the National Lifeline network.  Our vision is an Australia free of suicide, where no one has to face their darkest moment alone. Our purpose is to support Australians in times of crisis with access to 24-hour Crisis Support and to support Gippsland to be more resilient and suicide-safe through the delivery of mental health and suicide prevention services.

The Opportunity

Lifeline Gippsland is embarking on an exciting initiative in partnership with the Latrobe Health Assembly to establish a brand new service in Morwell. Based on the Safe Haven Cafe model originating in the UK, the service will provide a safe and welcoming space to people experiencing mental health concerns or emotional distress. Currently in the establishment phase, the service will provide a therapeutic space that is non-threatening, non-clinical, warm and responsive and offers support and linkages through contact with Peer Support Workers. This service will also provide support to families and carers and is accessible to anyone 16 years and older.

A community-led, co-design approach has informed this initiative and is guided by an amazing group of people with lived experience.

About you

This role is an exceptional opportunity for passionate people with lived or living experience of mental ill health and recovery or the carers and supporters of someone who has, who would like to be part of an innovative new service that will deliver positive outcomes to community members who access and support it.

What’s next?

We hope you are as excited about this role as we are! We recognise that this is a unique service and role. If you would like to know more, we encourage you to reach out to

If you are passionate about achieving great outcomes for our community, and you want to be part of something new and exciting please submit your resume and a response to the Key Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description, available here:

We encourage early applications as successful applicants may be contacted prior to closing date.

Lifeline Gippsland strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, their carers and supporters. We warmly invite application from all cultures, genders, sexualities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete a Criminal History Record Check check and a Working with Children check prior to employment.

An initiative Latrobe Health Innovation Zone.