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We're looking for Peer Workers

Applications are now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Peer Worker opportunity with Women’s Health Tasmania (WHT).

We're looking for people who have had experience of having an abortion in Tasmania in the last 10 years to join our team as Peer Workers.

Why do I need to have ‘lived experience of having had an abortion’?

Our project gives people who have recently had an abortion a chance to talk to a peer who has also used abortion services in Tasmania.

Our Peer Support Workers will be available to talk to people online or on the telephone for up to an hour about their experiences.  These appointments will be organised by our Health Workers.

What are Peer Workers?

Peer Workers don’t give clinical information (like GPs/nurses), or provide general health information (like Health Workers). Their role is to talk to people and share experiences. They don’t tell people what to do; they support people to plan their own path.

How do I become a Peer Worker?

We are looking for people who are good communicators, understand the importance of confidentiality and don’t seek to impose their own values or religious beliefs on other people.

To become one of our Peer Workers you will need to attend our Peer Worker training course. In this course we will share with you the information you will need to know and help you practice your skills in listening and sharing stories. There will be 3 days of compulsory training, and these will be held face to face in Hobart. You will be paid to attend training.

While doing Peer Work you will receive professional supervision by our Social Worker. She will be available to you to check in with you and to support you.

Hours and times of work

This work can be flexible.

About Women’s Health Tasmania

Women’s Health Tasmania is a health promotion charity. Our mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian women. We offer a range of services statewide, including pregnancy support counselling and information about pregnancy pathways.

We are a pro-choice, feminist service run by women for women. It’s important to us that feminism is generous and inclusive. We provide services to everyone who identifies as a woman and to trans and gender diverse folk. Our pregnancy support and pregnancy choice services are for all pregnant people in Tasmania.

What next?

If you are interested in applying write an application responding to the selection criteria. Make sure you give examples to demonstrate what you are telling us.

Submit your application with your Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact details of two referees by 5pm Friday 5th April.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give Lucinda Shannon a call on 6231 3212.