Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Allied Health Assistance
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.
Addictions Support Worker CLE
80 hours per fortnight, Including ADO
Fixed-Term until June 2021
Classification code – Comm Dev Worker Grade CL3 Years 1-10
AMAH is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness and substance use disorders 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, Alma Road CCU in St. Kilda and the Child & Adolescent Service located in Moorabbin and Headspace at Moorabbin and Bentleigh. Aged Psychiatry is located at Caulfield campus of Alfred Health.
The peer support worker will work in collaboration and under the supervision of the CL Addictions team.
The primary focus will be working with patients in the West Wing (within the E&TC), clients of the Hope team and patients across the general wards of the Alfred.
The support provided by the peer support worker will be client-led and recognises that those with a lived experience (who have achieved recovery) have unique skills in acting as ‘recovery coaches’ to others to engender hope for change through the provision of positive role modelling.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
An AOD specific qualification equivalent to Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drug studies.
Minimum one year in recovery (out of treatment).
A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential.
Easy public transport access
For further information, please contact Blair Hobbs on 0427 196 463
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.