Peer Worker

Job posted: 08/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 44828

Reference: 44828

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic peer worker to join our Adolescent Inpatient Unit. This is a part time, 24 month position.

The Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Austin Health is a small inpatient unit that works closely with young people and their carers to achieve positive outcomes in all areas of functioning. We have 11 beds, and are based at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg. Adolescents who have turned 13 (but are not yet 18 years of age) are admitted for mental health assessment and treatment when their presentation presents high levels of risk, or when a more specialised service is required for assessment and treatment. These young people may be experiencing significant acute and complex emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties and have usually had some outpatient treatment. The team is also supported by Austin School teaching staff who work to keep young people connected to their home schools or to help them reconnect to appropriate education pathways.

Feedback from our families:

“Thank you for the time you so generously gave to understand our teenager’s condition and circumstances surrounding this. Thank you for the life-saving support and care you all have provided. Thank you!!”

“To the team- your caring, non-judgemental approach is exactly what is needed. Thank you for catching our teenager in their time of need!”

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include high quality supervision (clinical, operational and professional), salary packaging, and a wide ranging employee assistance program. See this link for further details of the benefits Austin offers their staff: https://www.austin.org.au/careers/benefits/

On the adolescent unit particularly we offer:

  • A dynamic and highly skilled multidisciplinary team  
  • Regular individual and group supervision 
  • Collegiate and supportive team culture 
  • Opportunity to learn and connect with highly specialist CYMHS clinicians across a wide variety of specialist roles 
  • Capacity to make real and lasting change in the lives of young people 

To apply for this role you must demonstrate how your experience meets the key selection criteria which are listed in the position description.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged.

Peer Worker

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rachel Lim - (03) 9496 5042
Emily Fullerton - (03) 9496 5042

Peer Worker