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NorthWestern Mental Health Carer Advisor

Melbourne Health
  • Lead, support and assist in the expansion of the Family / Carer workforce across NorthWestern Mental Health, the mental health arm of the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Support work to implement mental health reforms in line with the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System
  • Represent and advocate on behalf of families and carers across the highest level of RMH-NWMH governing committees
  • Part time fixed term - 12 months

about the opportunity

The Quality, Planning and Innovation Unit (QP&I) is a critical component of NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) that leads, develops and supports the operationalisation of strategic directions and key priorities across services in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Consumer and Carer Participation
  • Strategic Planning and Business planning
  • Quality Improvement and Service Innovation/Reform
  • Health Information Management
  • Clinical Governance
  • Information Management and Technology

Your new role:

  • Provision of leadership to the carer workforce including establishing the appropriate supports and workforce development opportunities for the carer workforce as it expands
  • Lead the organisation by advising and consulting about family / carer experience at the highest level of governance across the organisation.

About you:

  • A personal lived experience of caring for someone who has accessed mental health services
  • Demonstrated experience in working from a family / carer perspective (experience working in a carer consultant or peer support role within an area mental health service would be highly regarded)
  • Highly developed skills in communication, building effective partnerships, workforce development, training and working within a large, complex organisation also advantageous
  • A passion for helping others and mental health service reform.

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.

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A position description is attached.

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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