Lived Experience Educator - Mental Health

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (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: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 28662

Reference: 28662

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Lived Experience Educator - Mental Health

  • Permanent- Part time position
  • Box Hill but required to work across call sites
  • Diverse and engaging career development opportunities

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services.  We provide a comprehensive range of high quality acute, sub-acute, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and statewide services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age and socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity available for a motivated and experience Peer Consumer/Carer Educator who is passionate about supporting recovery in public mental health settings.  This role will allow you to make a difference to the learning experience of the mental health clinical workforce.

Reporting into Learning & Teaching (Mental Health) at Eastern Health you will work closely with the team in developing and presenting training that is aligned to the national framework for recovery oriented practice.  You will co- facilitate CRM training and contribute to coaching practice across all Eastern health sites to support the needs of the Mental Health multi-disciplinary workforce. You will provide expertise through developing training which supports the development of the novice learner mental health workforce.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:


  • Have a lived experience as a person who has been a consumer of public mental health services, or carer of a person who has been a consumer of public mental health services
  • Demonstrated understanding and empathy of the broad impact of mental illness on consumers and carers/families and of the evidence base for inclusive, family sensitive and recovery oriented practice.
  • Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Credentialed in delivery of the Collaborative Recovery Model Training
  • Current Victorian Drivers licence


  • Experience in coaching methodology and ability to provide coaching to a multi-disciplinary group
  • Experience and capacity in collaboratively presenting and training  educational workshops
  • Understanding of the relevant legislation (including Mental Health Act) and frameworks for recovery oriented practice on working in mental health and with consumers, carers  and families
  •  Ability t0 engage in personal clinical supervision practice
  • Be highly accountable and display a supportive and engaging style
  • Have the ability to work autonomously with excellent organisational, critical thinking, problem solving and prioritisation skills
  • Be experienced in facilitating and contributing to clinical change within the work place

 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 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 people, 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 manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

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

Lived Experience Educator - Mental Health

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


JESSICA NAQQASH - (04) 1219 6432

Lived Experience Educator - Mental Health