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NEXUS Peer Project Worker

St Vincent's Hospital

  • Part time project opportunity - 16 hours per week
  • Central Fitzroy location
  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging

About the Role

With support from the NEXUS team you will promote and drive targeted projects through a co-design process. One such current targeted project is focused on exploring the experience of people using the ‘Carers Can Ask’ resource. An additional aim of this project is to build sustainable practice wisdom around the use of the Carers Can Ask resource by developing, delivering and evaluating a training program / package.

  • Support Nexus staff to enhance the recovery focus for consumers and carers
  • Contribute to and co-design the development of projects and participate in the delivery of training and workforce programs and activities.
  • Actively participate in secondary consultations where appropriate, brainstorming and other relevant meetings
  • Provide support to the peer workforce, attend regular peer meetings, and contribute to the further development of the peer worker framework and development of peer workforce training and education, including supervision and reflective practice and supporting and developing Dual Diagnosis elements for this work.
  • Develop and actively participate in the evaluation of the Peer & LEW projects, programs and activities

Classifications for this position will range from YA49 - YA54 ($73,013 - $84,583 per annum pro rata).

Your Contribution

  • Lived / living experience Mental health and substance use issues (dual diagnosis) and or caring for somebody with dual diagnosis
  • Tertiary qualifications in mental health or a related health or human services field are desirable
  • Experience in the provision of peer support for people experiencing mental health and or AOD issues
  • Experience working in mental health or a related field would be highly desirable
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Current National Criminal History Check, or willing to obtain

What We Offer

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement

About the NEXUS Dual Diagnosis Service

NEXUS Dual Diagnosis Service is part of a State-Wide Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative focused on providing capacity building through clinical consultation, training/education, organisational development and inter-sectorial collaboration within the Drug Treatment Services and Mental Health Services. NEXUS primarily focuses its activities in the cities of Yarra, Boroondara, Banyule and Nillumbik, with support to our regional colleagues in Bendigo and Mildura.

Working at St Vincent’s

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

This position is subject to a Victorian government direction regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Successful applicants must meet these vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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AdministrationSt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR119674
Classification Administration
Sub Classification Other
Job Type Contract/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 20-01-2022

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