Peer Support Worker


Exciting opportunity for Peer Support Worker with Mental Health Peer Work experience to join our team

  • Opportunity to improve health outcomes in our community
  • Dynamic not for profit environment
  • Generous salary packaging benefits available
We invite you to be part of an organisation in which 72% of staff have voted a 'TRULY GREAT PLACE TO WORK' by Best Practice Australia.
Do you want to be part of an exciting opportunity and on the cutting edge of service provision?
Sonder has a 26 year history of delivering primary care services. With a presence across both country and metro SA, our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by coordinating and integrating health and community services and by working in partnership to identify local needs and create strategies in response.
Peer Support Worker - Part-time to Fulltime (up to 37.5 hrs per week)
Working Location:   Position available to work at our Sonder Onkaparinga Centre
Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Peer Support Worker available at our Sonder Onkaparinga Centre.
The successful candidates will work as part of an Integrated Practice Unit (Youth) (IPUY) multidisciplinary youth mental health team:
  • Engaging with young people and their families/carers/supports
  • Providing peer support for complex and ‘higher risk’ young people
  • Deliver peer based interventions, including group interventions, with young people and/or their families/carers
  • Support comprehensive care for young people with complex needs alongside other emerge staff, and co-located services
  • Manage a caseload of complex and higher risk young people to provide peer support
  • Maintain accurate and timely case notes and records in approved database systems
  • Participate actively in Clinical Review Meetings
  • Support research projects conducted at emerge.
  • Promote positive working relationships
  • Promote the emerge service, and communicate regularly with and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with health and welfare agencies and the general community
  • Participate in community awareness activities, relationship building activities and appropriate community and agency meetings
  • Participation in individual and group supervision, and attendance at team meetings and external meetings
  • Referral to other services as required
Peer Support Workers with a certificate in Mental Health Peer Work is required and Peer Support Workers with Mental Health Peer Work experience are encouraged to apply.
The information package on our website contains information about Sonder, and guidelines on submitting your application. You will find within the information package:
  • An overview of Sonder
  • Position description and role requirements
How to apply
Applicants are requested to send a covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria, and resume to Sonder via our careers portal on our website.
Closing Date:           5pm, Friday 10th July 2020
All enquiries to
Competitive salaries are available to the right applicants commensurate with experience, plus Super. Additionally, you will be offered a range of outstanding benefits including generous salary packaging options, TOIL, meal & entertainment allowances and mileage allowance, all of which will significantly boost your overall package!
Full position descriptions are available at