- Job posted on: 19th May 2020
- Applications close:
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
The STEPMI model (Services and Treatment for Enduring and Persistent Mental Illness) focuses on provision of primary care treatment combinations to people with enduring and persistent serious mental Illness in the community. Across the Geelong Otway region, it is intended to deliver equitable access to appropriate services that facilitate the coordinated and efficient provision of person-centred treatment and care. Shared treatment plans will underpin liaison and partnership with care teams, GPs and other care providers. STEPMI access to the evidence-based Optimal Health Program (OHP), co-facilitated by a clinician and Peer Support Worker.
The Peer Support Worker (PSW) is an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team and will draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness to instill confidence and hope in consumers and their own individual journey of recovery. As a PSW you will work collaboratively in planning and co-facilitating group work, primarily the Optimal Health Program.
The PSW will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner (in partnership with Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative), a lead clinician, social worker and occupational therapist aimed at providing intervention support and facilitating service access for consumers.
Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.
In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.
The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the Position Description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact:
Name: Mick Jones - Clinical Lead STEPMI
Phone number: 0447 042 367
Closing Date: Sunday 31 May 2020
No recruitment agencies candidates need apply
We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.