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Consumer Peer Worker

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 13 days
    Published on 23 Nov 2021
  • Job no: 44521
  • Category: 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.

  • Permanent - ongoing
  • Part-Time – 48 hours per fortnight
  • Peer Worker Level 1 Year 1
  • Alfred location
  • Staff benefits

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:

This position is part of a state wide DHHS funded Post Discharge Support Initiative aimed at:

  • Building the Peer Workforce in Victorian Mental Health Services
  • Reducing readmission rates to inpatient units for consumers who are at high risk of an unplanned 28 day readmission
  • Connecting individuals to the communities in which they reside to support re-establishment of daily life
  • Achieving more efficient and collaborative transitions to the community following an acute psychiatric admission
  • Support will be based on a non-clinical, supportive intervention model

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

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

BENEFITS:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

All enquiries to Elsa Carr, E.Carr@alfred.org.au

 

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

  • Closes in 13 days - 12 Dec 2021
  • Published on 23 Nov 2021, 12:15 AM