Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
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
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.
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.
Formal qualifications are not mandatory for this role but may be helpful (Certificate IV in Peer Work, Cert IV in Mental Health, Intentional 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.