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Consumer Peer Worker (LEW L2) - Adult MH HOPE

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypePart time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68556
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
  • Permanent, Part-time (4 days/wk)
  • Lived Experience Worker Level 2
  • Great Staff Benefits, Including Salary Packaging

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 The Alfred
  • Lived Experience Worker Level 2
  • Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

What's in it for you

  • Fitness Passport (Subscription membership across numerous gyms)
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Work-life balance

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 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 Suicide Prevention team (HOPE) provide 3 months’ intensive outreach psycho-social support and brief interventions to individuals discharged from hospital post a suicide attempt or who have presented with serious suicidal ideation.

What you’ll be doing

As a member of the Hope team, you will use your skills and lived experience of your own suicidal crisis or suicide attempt, to support consumer engagement alongside members of the multidisciplinary team by enhancing the consumer’s own sense of agency and encouraging their sense of hope and personal value.

About you

  • Have obtained or are willing to work to obtain within 12 months - Certificate IV in Peer Work or Certificate IV in Mental Health OR Intentional Peer Support (IPS) 5 day and/or advanced training.

  • Must have at least 12 months experience working as a peer worker with consumers in suicidal crisis, following a suicide attempt or with complex needs.
  • Have a lived experience of recovery from suicidal crisis and have been successfully navigating life's stressors for 12-24 months.
  • Australian working rights and full Covid-19 vaccination
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • 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, car parking (subject to availability), onsite gym, childcare services, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Great work life balance & located close to public transport 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 Breeanna Campbell - HOPE Team Leader on ph: 0457 451 834

Closing date: 11pm AEST, Wednesday 10th April 2024

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.