Peer Wellbeing Navigator - First Nations (QLD, Bundaberg West - Part time)

Date Posted: 13 Jun 2024
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Location: QLD, Bundaberg West

Part time



  • First Nations Lived Experience role within the new Medicare Mental Health Centre
  • Draw on your lived experience to engage and support the lives of the First Nations community
  • NFP Values based company + Salary Packaging + Leave loading


Wellways is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.


Medicare Mental Health Centre

Working together, Wellways and Clarity Health Care are committed to delivering a spectrum of mental health and addiction supports and interventions tailored to the unique need of the community. We highly value Lived/Living Experience, inclusivity and genuine partnership, forming the foundations of our work. This innovative approach represents a transformative shift offering a remarkable opportunity to shape the future of mental health and wellbeing in Queensland.

Intentionally drawing upon your own experience of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture, expertise and connection to community, land and water to engage and empower service participants in their own recovery journey.

As our new Wellbeing Navigator Peer – First Nations, you will guide First Nations people through an intentional journey of evidence-based treatment, care, and support, supporting people to achieve wellbeing and optimal participation in the community.


About you

Utilising your real-life experience, coupled with skills learned through education and training, you will support First Nations people impacted by mental illness, psychological distress and substance use or addiction.

You will be comfortable to share personal experiences with First Nations service participants within a safe and supported way and will have personal experience of a mental illness or psychological distress and recovery. You will offer practical ways of overcoming the day-to-day barriers and challenges faced by all whilst walking a recovery journey, while understanding and supporting the unique factors impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

You are participant focused and you are aligned with a culturally respective approach that includes and strengthens all people, traditions, stories and culture.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing intentional first nations peer support
  • Providing one on one service navigation and care planning
  • Facilitating First Nations group sessions
  • Capacity building
  • Supporting engagement with culturally appropriate treatment supports


You will also need:

  • Is acknowledged by First Nations community and leadership
  • Demonstrated strong connection with First Nations communities and demonstrated strong understanding of the lived experiences of First Nations communities on Country
  • Certificate IV/Diploma in Mental Health, AOD or tertiary qualification in social science or 1+ year relevant work experience in the Mental Health Sector or Intentional Peer Support Training
  • 100 points of identification
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia
  • Drivers Licence
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check - Blue Card
  • NDIS Workers Screening Check
  • NDIS Workers Orientation Modules – free online course


What we will offer you…

  • A purpose driven culture where people can thrive, everyone is respected, and differences are valued
  • An equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 enables you to spend a portion of your salary before it is taxed to pay for things like rent, mortgage repayments, car leasing
  • Meal and Entertainment allowance via salary packaging up to $2,650 per annum
  • Receive 17.5% leave loading every time you take annual leave
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • Access for you and your family to our Employee Assistance Program


For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Raelene Taylor, Recruitment Lead on 07 4863 4104


To view the full Position Description and submit your application, click APPLY.

We encourage early applications as interviews may begin prior to advertising closing date.


Wellways is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people.  Successful applicants must undergo a comprehensive screening process prior to their commencement.


Job Description Summary

Identified, Part time role for great work life balance. Now is your chance to shape the future of mental health and wellbeing.



We’re passionate about our work, which is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. All of our teams work to ensure everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential. We know that people are unique and the experts on their life and are not defined by impairments, diagnosis or labels. We aim to specifically promote safety and inclusivity for LGBTIQ+ and First Nations communities.


How to Apply

This is your opportunity to join a values based, growing, innovative and nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites.


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We are hiring!

Wellways is recruiting First Nations Peer Wellbeing Navigators within all 4 of our new locations.

Wellways is looking for people with a lived experience of recovery in Mental Health and or Alcohol and other Drugs for all of our Peer roles.

We are committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and recovery and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply.   

New Medicare Mental Health Centres (the new name for Head to Health) will soon be opening locations across Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg. The new locations will provide the community with access to a free, safe, and welcoming space to access mental health advice, supports and services. Walk-ins will be welcomed, are confidential, and no appointment or referral will be needed.

Working together, Wellways and Clarity Health Care will provide a range of support and therapies specific to what the community needs, whenever and wherever they are needed.

Lived experience, inclusivity and partnership will underpin all our work.

Full time and Part time roles with weekday and weekend shifts available to suit your lifestyle.

Please follow this link to the Wellways Careers Page and select your preferred location Wellways Careers (


Now is your chance to shape the future of mental health and wellbeing in Queensland to ensure that everyone is supported and included.   



“No matter where you are in your mental health journey,

your experience matters.”

Lived Experience Coordinator, Anita Conlon


Funded by Country to Coast QLD, through the Australian government’s Primary Health Network (PHN), Wellways partnered with Clarity Health Care will work together to deliver personal and valued adult mental health services and supports that are guided by lived experience.

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