Contract Sessional Trainer(s) – Mental Health

VICSERV is the peak body representing community mental health services in Victoria. Our purpose is to ensure that people living with a mental illness can access effective and appropriate treatment and community support to enable them to participate fully in society. We support organisations to deliver recovery oriented services in the community through the provision of accredited and short-course professional development and training. 

VICSERV is seeking to expand its pool of sessional mental health trainers to deliver professional development training. We are seeking a range of people with current mental health industry and training experience to deliver VICSERV workshops to community sector workers and other audiences.

Contracted engagements will be subject to demand and by negotiation and will generally occur during business hours, at our office in Elsternwick, or at clients’ premises throughout metro and regional areas.

Key selection criteria


-       Demonstrated excellent training facilitation and delivery skills

-       Current industry work experience in the mental health sector

-       Knowledge and experience in contemporary mental health frameworks such as recovery-orientation, trauma informed care, and supporting self-advocacy

-       Ability to respond sensitively and appropriately to disclosures of mental health issues in a training environment

-       Current ABN and own Worksafe/personal accident insurance

-       Willingness to travel through metro and regional areas.

Highly Desirable:

-       Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)

-       Experience working as a consumer or carer peer worker


Applications should include a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and resume to be submitted via email to Sue Harrison, Senior Training Consultant, s.harrison@vicserv.org.au.

You are welcome to call Sue on 03 9519 7000 to discuss this role prior to applying.

Closing date: Friday 1st December 2017