Family/Carer Peer Support Worker

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 63697

Reference: 63697

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

                       Family/Consumer Peer Support Worker

  • Be part of an exciting innovative lived experience team

  • Work for a dynamic Inpatient Unit embracing lived experience workforce roles

North West Area Mental Health Service (NWAMHS) is committed to working with consumers during their recovery by offering holistic and evidence-based treatment, which is inclusive of family/carers and provided by clinicians with well-developed skills.

The IPU Family/Carer Peer Support Worker will work with families/carers of the consumers admitted to the Adult Inpatient Unit.

Your new role:

  • Supporting families/carers to establish/re-establish themselves in a Inpatient/community environment, including helping them access the range of community supports they need;

  • Engaging families/carers in orientation to the service and improve their experience of care;

  • Supporting families/carers in engaging with the treating team

  • Assist in staff building an understanding of the effectiveness of the role of the family/carer peer workforce in clinical mental health services

About you:

  • A true team member with confidence and desire to share your wisdom, knowledge and experience.

  • Lived experience of mental illness is an essential prerequisite for this role and a good understanding of peer support frameworks is essential.

  • Demonstrate compassion and resilience, provide direct peer support and information to family/carers as they navigate inpatient unit setting

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital/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, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

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.


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

For a confidential discussion please connect 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.

Family/Carer Peer Support Worker

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Shellwyn Mouat - 0424514819
Tamara Cannan - 0408345636

Family/Carer Peer Support Worker