Casual Trainer/Tutor - South Western Sydney Recovery College

Job No: MDS121
Location: Campbelltown

Macarthur Disability Services (MDS) has been providing support to people with a disability, the frail aged and their carers for over 30 years. We actively promote the rights and aspirations of people with a disability to enrich lives and roles in the community through the provision of choice, opportunity and innovative service design.

We take great pride in what we do at MDS, and we work to foster for our employee’s a culture of integrity and honesty, accountability, equality and social justice, continuous improvement and a strength based approached, in line with the MDS values.

MDS believes our mission purpose is dependent on the collective efforts of our diverse workforce. MDS aims to use a competency based management strategy for Human Resources practices and to develop motivated teams who are driven, skilled and trained.

MDS offers a rewarding career with:

  • Flexible Work practices
  • Opportunity to make a difference

About the Opportunity

Recovery Colleges provide education platforms that bring together mental health consumers, carers and service providers to enable self-directed recovery and learning opportunities.  Recovery Colleges are based on the community college model, with co-production central to the model.  People with lived experience of mental illness are involved in every aspect of course development and delivery.

MDS is seeking to employ casual Peer Trainer/Tutors for our new South Western Sydney Recovery College. These positions will provide and deliver recovery and wellbeing self-management related training, working within the co-design principles of South Western Sydney Recovery College.

Key Responsibilities for these position include:

  • Co-design and deliver recovery and wellbeing self-management related training to students
  • Organise delivery and subsequent follow up of all materials, resources and assessment tools
  • Support, encourage and engage students, including students 12 – 25 years, in recovery oriented and wellbeing self-management learning activities and programs
  • Promote the function, purpose and aims of SWS Recovery College to all potential and current stakeholders

The successful applicants will have:

  • Demonstrated extensive experience in the design and delivery of training, particularly in the area of mental health recovery
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g., Certificate IV or higher in Mental Health or equivalent) and demonstrated extensive experience in a mental health peer role
  • Comprehensive understanding of and commitment to recovery and wellbeing self-management principles
  • Designing training and conducting training needs consultations and analysis in order to design interactive training sessions in line with co-design principles.
  • Ability to teach and facilitate subjects related to recovery and self-management
  • Demonstrated experience working as a team to reach service/project outcomes
  • Working with Children Clearance
  • Drivers Licence


  • Client and/or student database experience
  • Previous experience working in a Recovery College setting

The positions are casual working as required. These roles will require some after hours and weekend work. This role is covered under the SCHCADS Award Level 3 classification ($38.78 - $41.59 per hour inclusive of casual loading).

To apply for this position, please complete the application form below
Phone (02) 4621 8400 for further information.

Applications will not be considered unless application form is completed.

Applications close 9am, Thursday 31st December 2020

It is essential that all applicants have the right to work in Australia. They must also have a current NSW driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle. Applicants will be subject to a Criminal Record Check and are required to provide a clearance for working with children. MDS is an EEO Employer and a smoke free workplace.

MDS is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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