Position Details
Reference Number 40435
Position Title Peer Worker Team Leader - Emergency Department Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs Hub
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing, Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Emergency Medicine
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Emergency Department Peer Worker Team Leader
  • Position is open to consumers and / or family/carer mental health lived experience peer 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.

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 experienced peer worker (with mental health consumer or family/carer lived experience) to lead a team of peer workers in our new Mental Health and AOD Hub.  Based in the Emergency Department at Monash Medical Centre, you will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide peer support to consumers and their family members and carers attending the emergency Department with mental health and alcohol and dug challenges.

You will have experience of working in a lived experience role as a consumer or family/carer peer worker, and strong leadership skills including the ability to coach, mentor, and lead others.  You will have an excellent understanding of peer support principles, and experience of using your own lived experience appropriately to provide support and inspire hope in others.  As a team player, you will be able to establish strong, positive working relationships with the Emergency Department medical and nursing staff, mental health staff, alcohol and drug service staff, and allied health clinicians.

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.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

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

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

Selection Criteria Experience of working in a mental health lived experience role (as consumer and/or carer)

Recognition and understanding of own lived experience and ability to use this appropriately to support others

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

Lived experience as a consumer or family member / carer of someone with 'Alcohol and other Drug' challenges
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Thomas Pickup Operations Manager, Consumer & Family/Carer Service 0481904811
Advertising Closing 16/12/2019
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
Peer Worker Team Leader MH & AOD Hub Team Leader Peer Worker Mental Health AOD Hub.docx
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