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Consumer Peer Support Worker - Emergency Dept

Melbourne Health
  • Be part of a small team who are passionate about supporting individuals following mental health crisis
  • Support individuals experiencing mental health crisis and AoD services
  • Part-time ongoing opportunity
  • Inner West Area Mental Health Service (IWAMHS) and RMH Emergency Department

The RMH ED provides specialised Alcohol and other Drugs (AoD) services and mental health support. The CPSW will provide support for individuals as they access emergency mental health and AoD services. The ED CPSW works closely with the IWAMHS Emergency Mental Health Team located within the Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department and will be supported by the RMH ED.

Your new role

The ED CPSW will:

  • Empower consumers to make their own choices about their treatment and recovery with an emphasis on strengthening their internal resources to move forward.
  • Support individuals to create external links in the community for ongoing support.
  • Assist consumers by ensuring they actively participate in their own identified recovery goals.
  • This role will work with a clinical team, requires an understanding of how mental health services work, a resilient and positive approach, and good communication skills.

About you

  • Be a true team player with confidence and desire to share their wisdom, knowledge and experience.
  • Lived experience of mental illness is an essential prerequisite for this role and a good understanding of peer support frameworks would be beneficial.
  • Demonstrate compassion and resilience, providing peer support and information to mental health consumers in both inpatient and outpatient service settings.

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital/NorthWestern Mental Health

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us. Click "Apply Now".

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Contact Person: Brendon Hatch

Contact Number: 0407512130

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

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