- Job no: 66899
- Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
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.
- Fixed Term Appointment - Until June 30th 2024
- Part Time - 64 Hours (0.8 EFT)
- Based at St Kilda Rd
- Peer Worker Level 2
- Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
What's in it for you
- Great team culture
- Frequent professional development opportunities
- Regular professional supervision
- Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
Alfred Mental and 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.
What you’ll be doing
AMAH employs a number of Peer Support Workers across the Program, including in the Adult Child and Youth settings such as the Inpatient Units, Residential Rehabilitation, PARC and Community Teams. Peer Support Workers may be Consumer Peer Support Workers, or Carer Peer Support Workers. Peer Support Workers are an important and growing part of the mental health workforce.
Consumer Peer Support Workers are integral members of the multidisciplinary team who possess expertise through a lived experience of mental health challenges. Through sharing wisdom from their own experiences, Consumer Peer Support Workers inspire hope and provide support to clients accessing clinical community mental health services. This position is based within the St Kilda Road Clinic Community Mental Health Teams where there are currently 3 Peer Support Worker positions. Operationally the Consumer Peer Support Workers report to the Nurse Manager SKRC CMHT.
As an integral and highly valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, the Consumer Peer Support Worker will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users, to support them through their own unique recovery process. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, they will promote choice, selfdetermination,hope and opportunities to seek or maintain socially valued roles and connections in their local communities.
Support and supervision of the Consumer Peer Support Workers is provided by the Peer Support Coordinator as well as through the Consumer Peer Support (Community of Practice) Supervision. Operationally this Consumer Peer Support Workers report to the Nurse Manager SKRC CMHT.
The Consumer Peer Support Worker role can offer a unique perspective on recovery that requires a different approach than mainstream clinical mental health service delivery.
The Consumer Peer Support Worker key focus of practice will be to focus on the support of client in:
- Informed choice / decision making
- Understanding the use of the Mental health Act 2014
Experience in providing consumer Peer Support in a formal capacity
Successful completion of training such as Intentional Peer Support or equivalent.
Tertiary qualifications preferred either in:
- Certificate IV in Peer Work
- Certificate IV in Mental Health
Other relevant information:
- Current Victorian Driver’s License
- Satisfactory completion of a Police Check
- Satisfactory completion of Working with Children Check
- Wellbeing initiatives
- Portable long service leave from other public health services
- A supportive and fun team working environment
- Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
- Great work life balance & 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 Valerie Grueva on ph: 9076 9888
Application Close: 11pm AEST, Thursday 23rd November 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.