Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Exciting role specifically for young people who have lived experience of mental health challenges
- Part-time (3 days per week) / Fixed-term - Until June 2021
- Based in Bentleigh with some travel required between locations
- Have peer work experience & can bring leadership skills to support our team
- Applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
The Youth Program at headspace Early Psychosis provides a range of services to young people (12-25yrs), families, and professionals. Services are strengths-based and value-driven so that they support young people to achieve personally meaningful recovery goals, and enable cultural change within the organisation.
The recovery program includes some components whereby those with expertise by experience of mental illness/distress will work alongside those with expertise by profession to devise and deliver the programs.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
"Peer support work is the use of someone’s personal lived experience of ‘mental illness’, recovery, and/or use of mental health services to support other consumers." (Department of Health and Human Services 2018)
As the Senior Youth Peer Support Worker, you will provide support and leadership to Youth Peer workers to ensure best practice and consistency in peer support within a recovery-oriented framework.
You will also provide mentorship to the Youth Peer Support workers in the program and maintain group and individual peer support to the young people of headspace Early Psychosis.
WHAT YOU’VE GOT
- Lived experience of psychosis or other complex mental health challenges as a young person.
- Experience as a Youth Peer Support worker, knowledge of peer principles and the ability to support people from a mutual perspective by sharing lived experience.
- Experience mentoring, coaching or guiding Youth Peer Support workers.
- Understanding of the role of orientation, supervision, ongoing personal/professional development and other mechanisms that sustain motivation and enthusiasm for service participation among young people and for oneself.
- Australian working rights.
- Current Victorian Driver License.
- Current Working with Children Check or willing to obtain one, and be willing to undergo a Background Check.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- Relevant training (Peer Support, group facilitation, Open Dialogue)
- Regular line management supervision
- Support from the Youth Peer team dedicated to promoting the voice of lived experience within the headspace Early Psychosis program
- Access to salary packaging, discounted health insurance and banking
- Opportunities to participate in Discovery College
- Great work-life balance
- Located close to public transport, shops and restaurants
If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, including your cover letter responding to the Key Selection Criteria, and your resume.
For more information regarding the position please contact Jessica Anson on ph: 0437 863 358
Applications close Sunday 20 September 2020 at 11pm AEST
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.