Peer Comorbidity Worker – Rockingham

Posted 3 months ago

Peer Comorbidity Worker

Part-time fixed term, 6 month contract, working 38 hours per fortnight

Location: Rockingham

About Us

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives.

About the role

The Peer Comorbidity Worker works collaboratively with the Kwelana Step Up Step Down (SUSD) Service managed by Mind Australia, to provide consumer-centred, recovery-focused and trauma-informed care, for consumers and carers experiencing AOD concerns. They are integral team members of the SUSD service and are expected to be actively involved in and contribute to the consumer’s care and ongoing journey

Pay Level is equivalent to Level 4 – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

About you

Able to demonstrate a lived experience of alcohol or other drug concerns and an understanding of how to use this to inform work as a Peer. The ability to model emotional maturity, coping skills and resilience. Demonstrate a strong understanding of Trauma Informed Practice principles and ability to implement this in day-to-day practice with colleagues and clients.

To see the FULL Selection Criteria, please see the  link to our JDF.

JDF – Peer Comorbidity Worker Rockingham – January 2024 (1)


  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 2 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% for award-based staff
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate


 To apply

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on Seek!

Alternatively, you can submit your application at one of our branches.

In your application please ensure that you:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions

Closing date: Wednesday 15th May 2024

Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check.

For further information on the position please contact Ainslie Wiegold on 0438 092 096 or email

We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people.

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