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Senior Peer Worker

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 64584
  • 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, Part-time (4 days/wk)
  • Based at St Kilda Rd Clinic
  • Lived Experience Worker Level 3
  • Frequent professional development opportunities

What's in it for you

  • Regular professional supervision
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment


The Department

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.

The Role

The Senior Consumer Peer worker role has 2 components.

  1. Responsibility for the guidance of consumer peer workers and integrating strong processes that support consumer perspective recovery by outlining their specific functions, importance and benefits across the multidiscipline teams. Within this component the Senior Consumer Peer Worker’s position will assist in the recruitment process of Consumer Peer Workers, orientation, and the development of resources to support their practice in the community setting.
  2. Provide one on one consumer peer work within a client team for 50% of their time, providing input to case managers relating to areas of consumer experience based on your own lived experience.

The Consumer Senior Peer Worker will be required to be self-motivated and directed. They will demonstrate a sound ability to engage with a range of people, and offer support and information to the peer worker team who are drawing on their own experience in supporting the consumers they work with.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Formal qualifications are not mandatory for this role but may be helpful:
  • Certificate IV in Peer Work
  • Cert IV in Mental Health AOD
  • Intentional Peer Support training.
  • Peer Supervision Training
  • Appropriate work visa
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Be willing to undergo a Background Check

Staff Benefits

  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Located close to public transport, shops 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 Valerie Grueva on ph: (03) 9076 9888.

Closing date: 11PM Wednesday, 7 June 2023

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.