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Consumer Peer Worker

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:15 days ago
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  • Job no: 30831
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

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.

  • Consumer Peer Support Worker
  • Part Time, 10-month fixed term contract
  • Alfred Hospital location
  • Mental and Addiction Health Inpatient Unit
  • Excellent staff benefits including salary packaging

THE DEPARTMENT

Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St Kilda Road Clinic in St Kilda, Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) in South Yarra, Alma Road CCU (ARCC) in St. Kilda, the Child & Adolescent Service located in Moorabbin and Aged Psychiatry based at Caulfield Hospital. Alfred Mental and Addiction Health also works in partnership with relevant local non-government and social support agencies.

POSITION SUMMARY

The key role of this position includes establishing mutually beneficial support to  consumers admitted to Alfred Mental and Addiction Health Inpatient Unit. This position aims to provide peer worker access over the weekends and one week day. The position sits within a larger peer team wiythin the IPU and will focus effort on weeknd activity and engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

 

  • Formal qualifications are not mandatory for this role but may be helpful (Certificate IV in Peer WorkCert IV in Mental HealthIntentional Peer Support training)
  • Lived experience of your own mental challenges and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery that inspires hope and belief in recovery
  • To work on weekends and outside traditional “9-5” working hours
  • A willingness to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery
  • Be able to articulate the guiding principles, values and ethics of peer support work

For further inquiries regarding this position, please contact Sue Belmore on 0427660006

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.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Published on 15 Oct 2020, 1:00 PM