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Psycho-social Support Worker (CDW Cl2A) - Adult HOPE

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypePart time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68893
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
  • Permanent, Part-time (0.6EFT)
  • Community Development Worker Class 2A
  • Great Staff Benefits, Including Salary Packaging

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, Part-time (0.6EFT) - 7 day a week rotating roster
  • Based in St Kilda Rd location
  • Community Development Worker Class 2A (years 5-10 depending on experience)
  • Frequent professional development opportunities

What's in it for

  • Regular professional supervision
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Work-life balance

About us

Alfred Mental & 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.

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental & Addiction Health is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

HOPE Team - the Suicide Prevention team provide 3 months’ intensive outreach psycho-social support and brief interventions to individuals discharged from hospital post a suicide attempt, or who have presented with serious suicidal ideation.

What you’ll be doing

Psychosocial Support Workers promote a healthy lifestyle and through general problem solving assist the client to take steps in making positive changes to their lives and more effectively manage their distress.

In this role, you will work with consumers for up to 3 months to address the stressors/gaps in their life, develop safety plans and facilitate community engagement.

You will work with clients to implement the strategies developed in collaboration with the consumer and the clinical team, and promote wellbeing by supporting connectedness with the community. This is achieved by assisting clients in navigating services; providing transport to appointments if available and appropriate; ensuring linkage with appropriate health practitioners, community services and recreational groups.

About you

  • Hold a qualification in a health-related field and/or engaged in further studies, OR significant demonstrated work experience in a relevant field
  • Other relevant qualifications (or working towards) in a relevant area such as drug and alcohol or psychosocial or therapeutic interventions is highly desirable
  • Australian working rights and full Covid-19 vaccination
  • Current Victorian Driver's License (essential)
  • Be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other benefits

  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, car parking (subject to availability), childcare services and gym nearby, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Great work life balance & located close to public transport and cafes

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Breeanna Campbell on ph: 0457 451 834

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Wednesday 17th April 2024

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.