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Consumer Peer Worker Cadet

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions4 Positions
  • Job no: 66116
  • 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.

  • 4 vacancies x Part-time (3 days/wk), Fixed Term to January 2024
  • Based at The Alfred
  • Lived Experience Worker level 1 - entry level
  • Frequent professional development opportunities

What's in it for you

  • Great team culture
  • 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.

Workforce Development and Education

AMAH Workforce Development and Education is a dynamic team of interdisciplinary clinicians including lived experience Peers providing training and education to Nursing, Peer Workers and Allied Health staff working in all areas of psychiatry. We work closely with management and staff to support cultural change and personal development using a collaborative approach.

What you’ll be doing

This position is part of an experiential 14 week Peer Cadet Internship scheme within AMAH. Experiential learning is the process of learning and making meaning from direct experience, through reflection on doing, rather than coming and listening to lectures. It is designed to build upon and enhance traditional peer specialist training and core competencies currently learnt through Cert 4 certificates and or Intentional Peer Support training.

You will participate in a wide range of clinical settings, including inpatient settings, crisis teams, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, and peer-run programs, across both adult and aged psychiatry. As a paid peer trainee, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to become a lived experience leader within mental health services

About you

  • Certificate IV in Peer Work
  • Appropriate work visa
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Current Working with Children Check and be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other benefits

  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, car parking (subject to availability), onsite gym, childcare services, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Located close to public transport and cafes

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

For more information regarding the position please contact Pru Howell-Jay on ph: 0436 858 674

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Sunday 24th 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.