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Peer Worker - Consumer (Aged)

  • LocationCaulfield Hospital
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 17 hours
    Published on 16 Jun 2022
  • Job no: 53505
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Allied Health Assistance

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 (4 days/wk)
  • Based at Caulfield Hospital
  • Peer Worker Level 2
  • Lived experience of mental distress and recovery

 

What's in it for you

  • Regular professional supervision
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • An opportunity to be involved in changing perceptions and reducing stigma surrounding mental health issues! 

 

About us

Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH) 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 AMAH is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

Caulfield Hospital – Aged & Liaison Psychiatry Program

The Caulfield Aged & Liaison Psychiatry Service provides assessment, treatment and ongoing management for people over the age of 65 years with a mental health disorder including psychological & behavioural disturbances.

The Caulfield Aged & Liaison Psychiatry Service encompasses an acute inpatient assessment unit (Baringa), and a multidisciplinary Community Assessment Team that includes Mobile Aged Psychiatry Service (MAPS).

Baringa consists of 15 beds and is staffed on an interdisciplinary model with 24-hour nursing care.

The Community Assessment Team (MAPS) is essentially the front line of the mental health program. The inter-disciplinary team undertakes primary functions of community-based assessment, treatment and case management of older persons with mental health problems.

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will use your lived experience of mental distress and recovery to provide psychosocial support and non-crisis interventions to consumers in the post discharge space for up to 28 days following discharge.

You will also provide consumer directed tailored support to consumers, in collaboration with existing treatment plans and support structures. Working within the multidiscipline treatment team, you will identify consumers who would benefit from peer support post discharge.

About you

  • Personal experience of having a significant mental health challenge and the ability to use own experience to inspire hope and belief in recovery.
  • Be able to articulate the guiding principles, values and ethics of peer support work
  • Experience working in a Consumer Peer role - desirable
  • Australian working rights
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other benefits

  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Located close to public transport, shops and restaurants

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 Gamze Sonmez on ph: 9076 6012, or G.Sonmez@alfred.org.au

Closing date: 30th June 2022 by 11pm AEST

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 compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closes in 17 hours - 30 Jun 2022
  • Published on 16 Jun 2022, 5:29 AM