Position Details
Reference Number 43874
Position Title Family/Carer Peer Worker - Level 3
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Emergency Department Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Hub
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Part Time Permanent
  • Lived experience supervision provided
  • 7 day roster, including morning and afternoon shifts

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.

About the Role

If you are looking for the next challenge in your career as a peer worker then this job is for you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Family/Carer Peer Worker - Level 3 to provide lived experience support in the new Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Response team.

Based in the Emergency Department at Monash Medical Centre, you will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide valuable peer support to family members and carers of consumers attending the emergency Department with mental health and/or alcohol and other drug challenges. Family/Carer Peer Workers will also continue to support family members and carers following the discharge of the consumer from the ED for up to 28 days, as part of the assertive outreach team.

The successful candidate will have experience of caring for someone with significant mental health challenges, and the ability to share their carer lived experience, where appropriate, to support other family members and carers to build understanding, hope and resilience in line with peer support principles.

The successful candidate will also have experience of working in a lived experience role and the ability to coach, mentor and lead others.

This position is part of a team of both Family/Carer and Consumer Peer Workers, where orientation and ongoing training, support, mentoring and supervision is provided by the Peer Worker Team Leader. As a team player, you will be able to establish strong, positive working relationships with other peers within the team, as well as Emergency Department medical and nursing staff, mental health staff, alcohol and drug service staff, and allied health clinicians.

This position is being offered as permanent part-time (8 or 9 days per fortnight).

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 – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

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)
  • 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. 

Selection Criteria Family member or carer lived experience of supporting someone with mental ill health and recovery

Recognition and understanding of own family member or carer lived experience and ability to use this appropriately to support others

Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014, Carer Recognition Act 2012 and Chief Psychiatrist Guidelines

Understanding of the Victorian public mental health system

Ability to establish strong, effective working relationships

Experience providing supervision, and supporting the ongoing personal/professional development of others to sustain motivation and enthusiasm
Contact Person
Natasha Gore-Glenister Peer Worker Team Leader 0409 451 160
Advertising Closing 04/12/2020
Position Documents
Family/Carer Peer Worker - Level 3 Family Carer Peer Worker Level 3 - Engage - June 2020.pdf
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