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Peer Worker

Job posted: 06/08/2021
Applications close: 24/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Family Violence Workers

Reference: 24503

Reference: 24503

Occupation: Family Violence Workers

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Peer Worker



  • Permanent, Full Time

  • Carrington Road and Ringwood East locations

  • On-going professional development opportunities


Eastern Health


Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.


About the role


Drawing on your lived experience you will work to engage with people who are accessing AOD treatment at Turning Point Eastern Treatment Services (TPETS. You will engender hope and nurture recovery oriented thinking and behaviour, providing brief interventions, bridging support and harm minimisation education. You will have an understanding of the AOD treatment system, as well as other complimentary supports - to provide holistic care that keeps clients engaged and safe. You will enjoy the support of a collaborative working environment, benefiting from a highly skilled, multi discipline team that provide a full suite of AOD treatment options. Training and support will be provided to the successful applicant.


About you 


To be successful in this role you will possess:



  • Lived experience of drug and alcohol related harm and be confident in their own recovery

  • Willingness to undertake training in the Intentional Peer Support Model and Care & Recovery Coordination treatments

  • Knowledge/familiarity of the AOD sector, other community supports, and an understanding of client rights.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with people from diverse backgrounds, including clients and co-workers.

  • Candidates should be comfortable working either one-on-one or in group settings, must possess excellent interpersonal skills and able to adapt to changing situations.

  • Active involvement in the community and a willingness to collaborate with others is required.

  • Candidates should possess excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to undertake public speaking and facilitation of group workshops or activities.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the provision of peer support for people who have AOD issues/dual diagnosis and related complex health and wellbeing issues.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with internal and external service providers.

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team

  • Ability to use computer software for administrative purposes and to record client notes.

  • Understanding of the disparity in health outcomes for people with addiction issues

  • Motivational Interviewing knowledge and skills (desirable)

  • A Victorian Drivers licence is required.


Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.


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

Peer Worker

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

TEDDY SIKHALI - (03) 9843 1288

Peer Worker