Position Details
Reference Number 51548
Position Title Consumer Inpatient Peer Worker (Level 2)
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Consumer and Family Carer Service
Location Dandenong Hospital
Position Summary
  • Based at Covid-19 Positive Mental Health Unit at Dandenong.
  • May be required to work across other Monash Health Sites.
  • Regular Lived Experience Supervision provided in a supported working environment.

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.

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 Dandenong Hospital in the dedicated Covid-19 Positive Mental Health Unit, but may at times involve work across Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Units 1 &2 at 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.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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

In accordance with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.   

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application. The only evidence which is acceptable is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, which can be accessed via myGov. Please note that a copy of your Digital Certificate is not acceptable evidence.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Selection Criteria Completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or similar qualification (or willingness to complete)

Completion of Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training (or willingness to complete)

Understanding of the Victorian public mental health system

Lived experience of mental ill health and recovery. Recognition and understanding of own personal recovery process and ability to use this appropriately to support others. Ability to use own experience to inspire hope and belief in recovery

Ability to establish strong, effective working relationships. Effective communication skills and an ability to communicate in everyday, non-clinical language.
Contact Person
LEANNE BURN Inpatient Consumer Peer Work Team Leader 0448830522
Advertising Closing 21/01/2022
Proposed End Date 30/06/2022
Position Documents
Consumer Inpatient Peer Worker Level 2 Inpatient Consumer Peer Worker Level 2 Oct 2021 (1).docx
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