Lived Experience Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Senior Adviser

Job posted: 18/09/2023
Applications close: 15/10/2023 (Midnight)
20 days remaining

20 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Other

Reference: 17658

Reference: 17658

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Lived Experience Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Senior Adviser
Permanent full time including a monthly ADO
$48.76 - $50.22 per hour

Up to $20,000 incentive payments may be available to support relocation

(Be reimbursed for rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more). The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill.

The new workforce relocation and incentive grants program is being administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV).

More information including job vacancies and eligibility requirements click here https://www.rwav.com.au/area-mental-health-services/

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

The role of the Lived/Lived Experience- Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Senior Adviser is to actively engage with their own personal Lived/Living experience perspective to influence the implementation and evaluation of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 at Grampian Health. Please put your application in as soon as possible as they will be reviewed as they come in.

Key Responsibilities

  • developing a local service implementation plan with the Sector Implementation Team of the department
  • reviewing existing processes and procedures and developing new processes and procedures where required to ensure compliance with the new Act
  • developing and implementing a local implementation strategy to ensure the clinical and non-clinical workforce, consumers, carers, families, supporters and other stakeholders understand the relevant changes associated with the new Act and the directions of the Sector Implementation Team
  • coordinating access to training and leading local implementation of the learning and development strategy within the health service
  • assisting with the development of local guidelines and other resources for health professionals, consumers, carers and supporters required to support the implementation of the new Act in consultation with the Implementation Forums and other relevant stakeholders such as local lived experience workforce within the health service and broader lived and living experience community
  • working directly with the executive and the lived experience leadership to ensure oversight of the required changes and communicate implementation directives as approved by the department through the Sector Implementation Team

Skills and experience

  • A lived/living experience of mental ill health or psychological distress or a lived/living experience of caring and/or supporting a person who experiences mental ill health or psychological distress
  • Experience working in a designated Lived/Living Experience role 
  • The ability and willingness to share your lived/living experience to ensure a greater understanding of how the act relates to consumer and carers experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Mental Health (2019)
  • Tertiary Qualifications such as a tertiary degree in human service and/or Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work and/or Certificate IV in training and assessment or working towards will be highly valued. The worker may be required to obtain this qualification in partnership with GMHWS.

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Damien Geyle, Director Co Design and Co Production on 0483 137 961 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.


Lived Experience Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Senior Adviser

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Damien Geyle - 0483137961

Lived Experience Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Senior Adviser