Access the Mission Australia website

Already Applied?

Update your details, view your application and progress Applicant Login

Refine search

Work type




Peer Support Worker - Triple Care Farm

Apply now Job no: 985251
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed term part time contract – 15.2 hours per week
  • Located in Robertson – Triple Care Farm
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

Located in Robertson at Triple Care farm, you will be a Peer Support Worker. You will provide peer support services within our holistic Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) rehabilitation programs at Triple Care Farm. This position will provide support, individually and in small groups and role modelling wellbeing, hope and recovery.

 Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • You will be acting as a peer support and will display good behaviours
  • Establish relationships with the clients with respectful boundaries
  • Support and mentor young people participating in the programs
  • Role model the Mission Australia values
  • Provide a positive person centred approach

Requirements for Success

  • Have completed the program at Triple Care Farm.
  • Ability to utilise lived experience to support others with their own AOD, mental health recovery journey, with evidence of personal experience of mental health services and rehabilitation services
  • Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary
  • Computer literate in a windows environment
  • Current Drivers Licence

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email .

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’. For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File Peer Worker Position Description 2019 (1).pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Recruitment Agencies

Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

Share this:

| More

© 2012 Mission Australia
About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Statement
Founding purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'