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Lived Experience Practitioners - Sunshine / Caroline Springs

IPC Health
  • Multiple ongoing opportunities (Part Time or Full Time) + Hybrid working model + SACS Level 2 to Level 3 + $63,640 - $76,459 pa (Pro Rata Part Time ) + 11% Super + Salary Packaging benefits
  • Sunshine and Caroline Springs locations
  • Be a changemaker and contribute meaningfully to the lives of our clients and communities in developing a supported and effective Lived Experience practice at IPC Health

The Opportunity

IPC Health have partnered with Western Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital to co-design and lead the Brimbank Melton Children’s Health and Wellbeing Local (previously referred to as Hub).

The Local will provide support for infants, children and families, delivering services like psychology, psychiatry, allied health, family supports and paediatricians. People with lived experience will also form an important part of the Local’s workforce. The service will support children aged 0-11 who are experiencing developmental, behavioural or emotional challenges and their families, and will focus on early intervention and providing age-appropriate care.

Within this rewarding role, as a Lived Experience Practitioner, you will build strong rapport with consumers of the Local and accompany them on their journey through the service.

With the exciting growth of our Local team, there are multiple ongoing Lived Experience Practitioners opportunities offering flexibility for Part Time or Full Time. For Part Time opportunities, a minimum commitment of 0.4FTE (30.4 hours per fortnight) is required.

This position is classified as a Social and Community Services Employee at Level 2-3 under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social And Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022.

You will make a difference by

  • Empowering consumers who have a lived childhood experience or caring for a child who has mental ill health, developmental disability or challenges with emotional regulation and supporting their wellness journey through a range of non-clinical community based supports that is a strengths-based approach to individuals and groups.
  • Establishing a relationship of mutuality and information sharing that promotes choices, self-determination and opportunities for collaborative learning
  • Meaningfully share your lived experience with consumers and staff, offering encouragement and support to improve consumers’ overall mental health and wellbeing; and a peer perspective.
  • Contributing to program content and activities which support the wellbeing of infant, children and families

To succeed you will need


  • A lived childhood experience of mental ill health, developmental disability or utilisation of multidisciplinary health care and family supports;


  • A lived experience of caring for a child who has mental ill health, developmental disability or challenges with emotional regulation.
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills to engage and support consumers from a mutual perspective through sharing lived experience; and develop a trusting and professional relationship.
  • Commitment to consumer participation at an individual and group level
  • Experience in communication, collaboration, and representation with diverse individuals and groups.
  • The ability to participate and contribute to collaborative research and evaluation.
  • A current and valid Victorian Working with Children’s Check.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Outlook.
  • Training in Intentional Peer Support or equivalent (applicable to Level 3).
  • A minimum of two years experience working as a Lived Experience Worker or Peer Worker in a Health or Social Service (applicable to Level 3).

We will offer you

  • Flexibility We work in a flexible, creative and adaptable way to best support our staff and clients. Access plenty of options to flex your work and life commitments through our Flexing with IPC Health program.
  • Learning and development Our people are supported to act on opportunities that expand their expertise, knowledge and confidence. Opportunity to explore and participate in our Innovation and Professional Development Framework.
  • Supportive Environment Connection is our strength. We respect and support each other and work collaboratively to create a force of good. Be inspired and well supported by our passionate leaders and creative staff.
  • Celebrate achievements Feel valued and recognised as an important part of One Team IPC Health. Your contributions matter. Be part of an award winning supportive organisation that values and celebrates growth.
  • Attractive Benefits Generous salary packaging benefits including novated leasing, paid parental leave, access to accrued days off, free onsite car parking, free and confidential employee assistance program.

What next?

If you are passionate, creative and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you. To apply, please click "Apply Now" and submit your resume and include a cover letter detailing:

  • Why you would like to be considered for the role
  • Provide responses to the ‘To Succeed’ section of the Success Profile

To find out more about the role, please contact Ly Tran, Lived Experience Lead on 0403 914 745

Our Story

We are One Team IPC Health. We are passionate we go above and beyond, demonstrating understanding and respect for our communities and each other. We make a difference we act with purpose, measure our results and celebrate our achievements. We are creative we learn, experiment and innovate.

At IPC Health, we are visionaries for community health and wellbeing. We are changemakers. Innovation in action is at the heart of everything we do, because we know that innovation can create amazing change and have an incredible and far reaching impact for individuals, our communities, and for our industry. We prioritise those who face obstacles to getting health services tailored to their needs and work with and for them in a deeply connected way. This enables us to acutely understand their needs and challenges. We live and breathe our passion to create new and better ways to deliver holistic health services for our vastly different and diverse clients and communities – so that they can thrive and experience greater health and wellbeing both individually and together.

We are committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment for all and welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTI communities to apply for our job opportunities.

If you require a reasonable workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email [email protected] using the subject line: Lived Experience Practitioners - Sunshine / Caroline Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs with your request. Reasonable workplace adjustments are changes that are necessary and achievable to enable a person to efficiently perform their role to the best of their abilities. A reasonable workplace adjustment can be requested at any time in the recruitment process or as a part of employment with IPC Health.

Success Profile - Lived Experience Practitioner (Level 2)

Success Profile - Lived Experience Practitioner (Level 3)

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