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Consumer Peer Worker (Level 3) - Intensive Care Packages Team

Monash Health
  • Fixed Term / Part- time for 12 months (3 days a week)
  • An opportunity to bring valuable lived experience to contribute to this new Intensive Care Packages Team
  • Be part of an exciting and supportive team in the South Eastern Growth Corridor
  • Professional Development & Lived Experience Supervision Provided

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across southeastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Mental Health Program at Monash Health

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million. It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

The Program has a number of clinical units including three adult units (Casey, Dandenong and Clayton), an Early in Life Mental Health Service (comprising infant, child and adolescent and youth services), Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS), Drug and Alcohol service and Gender Dysphoria Clinic. Southern Synergy supports the Mental Health Programs with specialist research innovations. The program has Five PARCS (Prevention and Recover Care Services) which includes a specialist Women’s only PARCs, an Extended Care PARCs and Youth PARCs. The clinical service is supported by an aligned operational structure to enable the provision of high quality service through the creation of clinical-operational partnerships to support staff, patients, carers and their families, and a strong professional structure that supports the governance of health professional workforce.

About the Role

The role of ICP Consumer Peer Worker is a role designed to work collaboratively with a team to support those most vulnerable in the community. You will have experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and be able to share your lived experience with others in a way that builds understanding, hope and personal growth. You will work directly with consumers to build rapport and contribute to inspiring people’s recovery journey.

As this is a new team the successful applicant will have the rare opportunity to be a part of something that we anticipate to be life-changing for many. The team will be encouraged and supported to think broadly and seek innovative opportunities for a recovery based provision of care, and you will be encouraged to contribute from a peer perspective within the team.

You will also be involved in working closely with our Continuing Care and Mobile Support Teams in providing a seamless model of care to clients within the Casey Mental Health Service who are requiring additional intensive and targeted interventions to support their recovery.

Ongoing support will be provided by the Casey Intensive Care Packages Manager in combination with the Consumer Peer Worker Team Leader.

What you need:

  • Completion of Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training and/or Certificate IV in mental health or mental health peer work, or equivalent qualification
  • Lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery
  • Recognition and understanding of own personal recovery process and ability to use this appropriately to support others
  • Ability to use own experience to inspire hope and belief in recovery
  • Knowledge of peer support principles and the ability to support people from a mutual perspective by sharing lived experience.

What we offer:

The Casey Mental Health Service is a supportive and well-integrated team seeking to work together across all components of clinical service to achieve high levels of clinical care and support to our clients and their carers.

Employees within the area are strongly supported with an approachable leadership team who seek to invest in our staff by providing ongoing education and training as well as readily available support.

  • Friendly and supportive culture
  • Opportunity to be involved in developing and innovative program
  • Ongoing supervision and professional development

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • Reference checks
  • A clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • A current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • Proof of immunisation

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Vacancy Manager: Stacey Soulakellis, Intensive Care Packages Manager., Tel: 0417 560 011.

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