Carer Peer Worker

Job posted: 09/02/2024
Applications close: 08/03/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 32499

Reference: 32499

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Carer Peer Support Worker -Brief Intervention team incorporating HOPE

  • Permanent Part Time - 4 days per week, occasional extended hours work may be required.
  • Forest Hill and Ringwood area location
  • Join a well-established Lived Experience Team 
  • Lived Experience Worker, Level 2 -  $2,597 - $2,755 per fortnight (pro rata for part time)
  • Great Salary Packaging options

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Are you passionate about assisting family and carers to practice self-care as well as help their loved one recover?

An opportunity now exists for a Carer Peer Support Worker to join the Brief Intervention Team incorporating Hospital  Outreach post-suicidal engagement (HOPE). The role will facilitate improvement of the mental health and wellbeing service responsiveness for loved ones/carers/chosen families of consumers as they move towards their desired outcome in their recovery journey.  This will be achieved through working work collaboratively with families, carers, consumers and staff to assist in identifying needs and providing support. You will need to be able to reflect on your own carer lived experience and be willing to utilise your experience to support and inform others.

About you

 To be successful in this role you will possess:

  •  Lived experience as carer of a family member/friend who has accessed public mental health services
  • Understanding of mental health peer support principles and ability to use peer support to provide hope, an understanding of self-care and a belief in recovery
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Very good communication and organisational skills

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manager listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Carer Peer Worker

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rebecca Garbutt - (03) 9094 9500
Cate Bourke - (04) 6601 4668

Carer Peer Worker