Peer Recovery Worker – Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Peer Recovery Worker – Alcohol and Other Drugs

Fiona Stanley Hospital

1 Full Time position available

Palmerston Association partner with RUAH Community Services and Fiona Stanley Hospital to provide peers workers with lived experience of alcohol or other drug concerns who are embedded in Fiona Stanley Hospital and can provide support and advocacy to community members entering the hospital environment.

The role, based at FSH and Palmerston’s Community Alcohol & Drugs Service in Fremantle, is to support clients in the hospital with their recovery as they are discharged back into community.  Peer Workers provide a range of engagement, support and information to participants through the perspective of relatable lived experiences and their own social and cultural identities. Peer workers support individuals presenting with mental health and/or alcohol and other drug concerns including referral onto appropriate services and facilitating greater access to community services post discharge. These roles are an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment team providing a valuable and unique perspective and insight from lived experience.

Salaries are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. Level 4, pay point commensurate with experience, qualifications and role.

Applicants must hold, or be able to obtain, a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children’s Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the job description on our website (link below) ensuring you address the selection criteria in your application.

Peer Recovery Worker – AOD – FSH Fremantle

Please apply through SEEK by Friday 30 September 2022.

For a confidential discussion, contact Simone Ryan on (08) 9430 5966 or email sryan@palmerston.org.au

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