- Job posted on: 16th Oct 2020
- Applications close:
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.
Have you been/or are you, a family member or significant other of a person with a first episode of psychosis and/or complex mental health?
If the answer is YES - we are looking for YOU!
headspace Early Psychosis is one of the world's most comprehensive youth early psychosis programs being delivered through one program in each Australian state. Through this new initiative, young people and their families have timely access to comprehensive evidence-based early psychosis services. This program aims to intervene early with young people who have unusual sensory experiences and/or beliefs and their families and supporters. The service builds on strengths and resilience, uses the wisdom of lived experience and fosters hope, potential, and recovery.
The Family Peer Support Work (FPSW) Program works in conjunction with our clinical teams to provide support to family members or other carers in the network of the young person. Family members and friends often provide the main safety net and support system for a young person. Evidence shows that when family and friends are involved with services, outcomes for young people improve.
The aim of Family Peer Support is to:
As our Family Peer Support Worker, you will draw from your own lived experience to offer support either face to face or over the telephone, to families of young people aged 12-25 years attending the Enhanced headspace service and who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the Apply Now button, including your resume and cover letter.
For more information regarding the position please contact Jacinta Kuklych on ph: 0419 193 521.
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.