Position Details
Reference Number 49338
Position Title Family/Carer Peer Work Team Leader
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Consumer & Family/Carer Service
Location Dandenong
Position Summary
  • 12 month fixed term, commencing October, 2021.
  • Part time - 4 days per week.
  • Looking for the next challenge in your career as a family/carer peer worker?

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.

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 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. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Role and You

Looking for the next challenge in your career as a family/carer peer worker? Interested in a leadership role? We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced family/care peer worker to lead and support the growth of the peer workforce across our community mental health services.

Working alongside the Consumer Peer Worker Team Leader you will work closely with community mental health service managers to develop and implement a peer workforce strategy across our community mental health services.  You will provide lived experience leadership to the growing peer workforce, with responsibilities including recruitment and orientation, and ensuring they have a point of contact for support, professional development, mentoring and supervision.  You will have lived experience of mental illness and recovery / of caring for a family member, friend or loved one with a mental illness, experience of undertaking direct peer work with consumers, and skills in mentoring and supervising others. 

Location

The position will be based in Dandenong, but will be required to work across all sites, and so a full driving license is required.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a dynamic changing environment that will have future growth. You will also have access to a range of corporate benefits, including salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take home pay and access to subside staff car parking.

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.

Diversity and inclusion is an important feature of our workplace. At Monash Health we aim to foster a culture respectful of the different backgrounds of our people, at the same time supporting the delivery of services to a community requiring care, support and inclusion. We strive to offer development and job satisfaction to all team members, across their different beliefs and needs.  As a result, we particularly encourage applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and LGBTI+ backgrounds.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

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);and
  • proof of immunisation.

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

Selection Criteria Experience of working in a consumer lived experience role

Understanding of the Victorian public mental health system

Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in recovery oriented practice, family and carer inclusive practice, and supported decision making

Capability with using contemporary technologies, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Thomas Pickup Operations Manager 0481 904 811
Advertising Closing 27/09/2021
Proposed End Date 30/09/2022
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
Family/Carer Peer Work Team Leader - Commnunuty Family-Carer Peer Work Team Leader - Community Mental Health Services July 2021.pdf
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