Consumer Peer Worker

Job posted: 03/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Research, Family Violence Workers, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 68488

Reference: 68488

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Research, Family Violence Workers, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Consumer Peer Support Worker 

Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit (SAAPU)

  • Part Time Ongoing position based at  Sunshine Hospital
  • Work alongside the consumer during their admission and discharge
  • Be an active collaborator, complementing the professional knowledge of clinical staff

SAAPU is a 29-bed unit located at Sunshine Hospital providing acute mental health care to the communities of Brimbank, Melton & Sunbury.

As Consumer Peer Support Worker you will work within the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit focussing on supporting the consumer during their admission and contributing to discharge planning.

Your new role:

  • Work with current consumers and their families / carers providing peer support post discharge from the inpatient unit.
  • Complete post discharge contact with consumers via phone or face to face meetings in the community
  • Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team to create the best plan of action for each inpatient
  • Develop, review and provide information resources for consumers and their families

About you:

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult, liaise and work collaboratively with consumers, their families / carers and service staff
  • Draw on your own lived / living experience in working alongside consumers
  • Ability to work independently in an organised manner and take direction for daily activities
  • An understanding of current Victorian mental health service systems of service delivery and issues, including clinical and community systems (e.g. MHCSS)

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging benefits - up to 12k tax free!

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Consumer Peer Worker

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Lauren Downie - 0448846734
Carol Erichsen - 83451260

Consumer Peer Worker