NSLHD: Working With Children Check for Consumer Peer Workers

The HSU has received correspondence from Northern Sydney Local Health District about proposed changes for all Consumer Peer Workers working in Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDA).


The MHDA Consumer Peer Workers roles at NSLHD fall within the definition of child-related work as stated in the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. The effect of this is that all Consumer Peer Workers employed will now be required to obtain and maintain a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).


NSLHD has proposed that all existing MHDA Consumer Peer Workers to provide a valid WWCC by 28th June 2024 to continue their employment as Consumer Peer Workers at NSLHD.


You can view the correspondence at the below links:


What do you think?

It’s important for union members to lead this discussion. How will this affect you? Please send your feedback on this proposal to [E-Mail not displayed] by Friday, 15th March, using the subject line NSLHD: Working With Children Check for Consumer Peer Workers.


Your union at work

Everyone affected by these changes needs to be a union member. Members deserve to have control over their working lives. Tell your colleagues now is the time to join.


New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.