Peer Support Worker - Consumer

Job posted: 09/12/2022
Applications close: 06/04/2023 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 16134

Reference: 16134

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Grampians

Lived Experience Peer Support Worker - Consumer
Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions are available
33.50 to $35.53

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 Peer Support Worker (Consumer) will draw upon their personal lived experience of caring for someone who has a 'mental illness' to support the consumers who are receiving service from Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (GMHWS).

Peer support work focusses on building mutual and reciprocal relationships where understanding and emotional, social, spiritual and physical wellbeing and recovery are possible. This is highly skilled and specialised work which requires training and ongoing supervision from experienced peer support workers.

Key Responsibilities

You will:

  • Contributes effectively to clinical review processes and team activities and effectively works within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Assists people receiving service from GMHWS to be aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Contributes effectively to the ongoing use of recovery orientated practice
  • Provides orientation to people receiving service
  • Assists relevant staff to provide information to people receiving service

Skills and experience

You will have:

  • A lived experience of mental ill-health and treatment within a mental health service
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Certificate IV in Peer Support or Mental Health or willingness to undertake.
  • A current driver's licence.
  • Completion of or willingness to complete Intentional Peer Support Training.

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
  • 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 Steven Price, Deputy Director Lived Experience Workforce on 0474 265 127 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+.

Peer Support Worker - Consumer

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Steven price - 0474265127
Damien Geyle - 0483137961

Peer Support Worker - Consumer