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Consumer Peer Support Worker (Level 2 & Level 3) - Statewide Women's MH Service

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 65859
  • 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.

  • 2 vacancies x Part-time (4 days/wk) to June 2026
  • 1 x Peer Worker Lived Experience Worker Level 2 AND
  • 1 x Senior Peer Worker Lived Experience Worker Level 3
  • Located at Ramsay Clinic Albert Road 
  • Frequent professional development opportunities

What's in it for you

  • Regular professional supervision
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment

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.

The SWMHU is an innovative project being developed in response to the Royal Commission recommendations for partnerships between the public and private sector, and the need for gender segregation and sexually safe units.  

We recognise that women experiencing mental ill-health have specific needs that differ from their male counterparts that require tailored treatment and support. 

Our 30-bed facility located at Albert Road Clinic will be run in a partnership between Ramsay Health and Alfred Health. 

The unit will provide a state-wide comprehensive specialist service for women and those who identify as women experiencing severe mental ill-health and trauma. Our care will be trauma informed and wellness focused. 

You can read more about the SWMHC here [ABC Article] and here (Premier announcement).  

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will use your lived experience of mental health challenges to build positive connections with consumers to support their personal recovery and wellbeing and improve engagement and self-management. You will use a range of activities to convey and inspire optimism and hope, and be involved in the initial meeting with the consumers and support self-advocacy for individual consumers.

About you

  • Lived experience of your own mental challenges and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery that inspires hope and belief in recovery - essential
  • A willingness to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery - essential
  • 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
  • Australian working rights
  • Full Covid-19 and 2023 Influenza vaccination
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Current Working with Children Check and 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, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • 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 Emily Stowell via email: [email protected]
Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Tuesday 26th September 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.