Position Details
Reference Number 49915
Position Title Consumer Inpatient Peer Worker (Level 2)
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Consumer and Family Carer Service
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary
  • Established team of Consumer and Family/Carer Peer Workers.
  • Supported team work environment with professional development opportunities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced consumer peer worker to provide valuable lived experience peer support in line with Intentional Peer Support Model and the Expanding Post Discharge Support initiative.

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 Program

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 consumers transitioning from mental health inpatient units back into the community.

About the Role

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, personal growth and resilience; Contact and rapport is made with consumers during and after the 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 consumers, 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 Consumer Peer Worker Team Leader.   This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the establishment of the Expanding Post Discharge Support initiative. The position will be based at Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Dandenong or Casey Hospital, so a full driving license is essential.

Monash Health employee benefits:

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite discounted staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

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 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.

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status.   All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.

This will be by providing a copy of your immunisation history statementwhich can be accessed via My Gov, or evidence that you have a vaccination appointment before 1 November 2021.  This evidence will need to be uploaded to the E Recruit system.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet the above requirements.  If you are unsure of these requirements please contact the Recruitment Manager for this vacancy.

Selection Criteria Lived experience of mental ill health and recovery

Knowledge of Peer Work Principles and the ability to support people from a mutual perspective by sharing lived experience.

Understanding of the Victorian Public Mental Health System.
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Leanne Consumer Peer Team Leader (Acting) 0448830522
Advertising Closing 26/10/2021
Proposed End Date 30/06/2022
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
Consumer Inpatient Peer Worker Level 2 Consumer Peer Worker Level 2 June 2020.pdf
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