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Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced family carer peer worker to provide valuable lived experience peer support in line with Intentional Peer Support Model and the Enhanced Post Discharge Support initiative.
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 south eastern 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.
As one of the largest public mental health service providers in Victoria, Monash Health provides services across South Eastern Melbourne and has mental health inpatient units at Dandenong, Clayton, and Casey hospitals. The Enhanced Post Discharge Support initiative has been funded to provide peer support for families & carers supporting their loved ones transitioning from mental health inpatient units back into the community.
You will have experience of supporting a loved one with mental ill-health and recovery, and be able to share your lived experience with others in a way that builds understanding, hope, personal growth and resilience; Contact and rapport is made with family & carers during and after their loved one's inpatient admission – particularly where it has been identified that there is risk of patient re-admission after discharge.
It is expected you will contribute from a peer perspective to effective discharge planning processes to support successful discharge and reduction in readmission rates by promotion of community engagements/supports, education and support to family & carers, referrals and supportive follow-up post discharge.
This position is part of a team of family/carer and consumer peer workers, where orientation and ongoing training, support, mentoring and supervision is provided by your Family Carer Peer Worker Team Leader. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the establishment of the Enhanced Post Discharge Support initiative. The position will be based at Dandenong and Kingston sites and may at times involve work across all sites, so a full driving license is essential.
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.
Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.