- Melbourne > Brunswick East
- Job posted on: 14th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) is Victoria’s peak body for people who have a lived experience of mental health or emotional challenges. We are run by consumers, for consumers.
Your lived experience and those of other consumers matters.
VMIAC is going through a period of growth and is wanting to build and extend relationships with consumers who’ve been excluded from and/or marginalised by and within Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing service system.
We have three new roles which are pivotal to ensuring VMIAC and the Department of Health hears from and utilises consumers' expertise it seeks to rebuild the mental health and wellbeing system following recommendations from the Royal Commission to Mental Health.
Applicants must have lived experience of mental health issue, emotional distress and/or of being a consumer of mental health services.
We strongly encourage people with lived experience of mental illness and/or emotional distress from the following background/s to apply:
VMIAC recognises the relationship between colonisation, racism, ableism, Islamophobia, classism as forms of discrimination and oppression which harm people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Joining VMIAC at this moment in time will ensure cultural knowledge is used internally and externally to rebuild Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system.
The Community Development and Engagement Coordinator position will utilise their cultural knowledge, skills and relationships to engage communities historically under-represented within VMIAC’s membership (including the consumer register) and who’ve been marginalised by and within Victoria’s mental health service system.
The Coordinator will develop and progress a Reconciliation Action Plan and a community engagement strategy to take important steps to address and remedy these historical injustices. The right applicant will use their community engagement and event management skills to increase community members experiencing marginalisation to participate in our membership events, co-design activities and consumer register which is ensuring consumer knowledge is o rebuild Victoria’s mental health system.
The Community Development and Engagement position is:
To learn more about VMIAC please check out our website here to learn more about our values, history and vision. Please read about the consumer register and membership as this role will be involved in these two initiatives.
A position description is attached.