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Youth Peer Support Worker (LEW Level 2 or 3) - Child & Youth Mental Health

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypePart time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 65652
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.

Are you a young person with a lived/living experience of mental health challenges and/or eating disorders?

Join the Youth Program Team at Alfred ICYAMHWS and make an impact supporting young people.

  • 3 x Youth Peer Support Worker vacancies
  • Lived Experience Worker Level 2 and Level 3 positions
  • Permanent | Part-time (3 days per week/22.8 hours, Mon-Fri with days negotiable)
  • Based in Moorabbin, with some travel required
  • Exciting roles specifically for young people who have lived/living experience of mental health challenges and/or eating disorders
  • Staff benefits 

ABOUT US

Alfred Infant, Child & Youth Area Mental Health & Wellbeing Service (ICYAMHWS) is one component of the Department of Mental & Addiction Health at Alfred Health. We are a community-based service providing comprehensive, specialised and caring mental health support services for infants, children, adolescents and young people up to the age of 25 years. 

Alfred ICYAMHWS works within a clinical framework that promotes recovery-oriented practice and our multidisciplinary staff work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes. Alfred ICYAMHWS is committed to active participation by young people, their families and carers in evaluating and improving our services.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

As a Youth Peer Support Worker, you will draw from your own lived/living experience of mental health challenges and/or eating disorders to support young people accessing ICYAMHWS and inspire hope and encouragement in the recovery journey. In your role as a Youth Peer Support Worker, you will be instrumental in bringing the perspective and voice of young people within the multidisciplinary team.  Youth Peer Support Workers are not clinicians,  however they are as much a valued part of our service. Our Youth Peer Workers have a key responsibility to help inform our service design and delivery. In this context, sharing insights that are drawn from your own lived/living experience may be really important in enabling a colleague or team to develop an understanding of a person’s experiences, or how we may be working and the potential impact of this on a young person’s experience.

A regular day will see you:

  • Support young people who are accessing Alfred ICYAMHWS
  • Work with other disciplines to ensure the young person’s voice is considered in planning and work
  • Support and work alongside other lived/living experience staff
  • Support service improvement activity

WHAT YOU’VE GOT

  • Lived/living experience of mental health challenges and/or eating disorders as a young person and experience of utilising mental health services in your own recovery (essential Key Selection Criteria)
  • Prior experience working as a peer support worker (essential for Level 3 positions)
  • Recognition and understanding of your own personal recovery process and the ability to use this to appropriately share your story with purpose to support others (essential)
  • Confidence and skill to communicate and advocate for yourself and young people in a clinical environment
  • Australian working rights (essential)
  • Current Victorian Driver License (essential)
  • Current Working with Children Check or willing to obtain one, and be willing to undergo a Background Check (essential)

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Relevant training (e.g. Youth Peer Support, Group Facilitation, Dialogical Practice)
  • Regular peer discipline supervision, group reflection and line management supervision
  • Support from the Youth Program team dedicated to promoting the voice of lived experience

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Opportunity for work-life balance
  • Located close to public transport, shops and restaurants

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, including your cover letter responding to the Key Selection Criteria, and your resume.

For more information regarding the positions please contact Jessica Anson on 0437 863 358.

Applications close Sunday 7th April at 11pm AEST. Please ensure your cover letter is separately attached.

 

NOTE: Applications without both cover letter and resume will not be accepted, nor will late applications.

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. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au