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Reference Number 55141
Position Title Lead Consumer Peer Support Worker
Location North West Area Mental Health Service,  Coburg
Award Psych NonDirect Care [76]
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Lead Consumer Peer Support Worker

  • Searching for a Lead Consumer Peer Support Worker to join the Moreland Community Team
  • Fixed Term Part Time position
  • Based in North West Area Mental Health Service, Coburg

The Royal Melbourne Hospital


As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.  


Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.


Your new team

  • The Moreland Community Team is a large, supportive and dynamic team made up of staff that are truly passionate and motivated in supporting consumers and their families/carers
  • We provide a comprehensive range of specialist mental health services to people who reside in the local government areas of Moreland and Hume
  • Our team has a long-standing reputation for being collegial, supportive and placing value in the individual skills, experience and personal attributes that each member of our team brings
  • We are currently building our consumer and carer peer workforce for some new peer led projects

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Supervise, mentor and orientate other Consumer Peer Support Workers
  • Support the development of Peer Led initiatives
  • Provision of peer support and information to mental health consumers linked to our community teams
  • Be part of an exciting new afterhours peer led service  - 5 Ways Cafe
  • Contributing your understanding of recovery and your experience of recovery from mental illness with consumers attending the 5 Ways café and our service during hours

Your Contribution

  • You have been / or are a first-hand user of mental health services
  • You have experience as Consumer Peer Support Worker
  • A desire to lead and support others
  • Ability to contribute of your unique range of personal skills and knowledge to the consumer group at the 5 Ways cafe, during groups and activities/appointments held during usual operating hours;
  • Having a desire to connect, nurture and support the journey of other consumers
  • Formal qualifications with relevance to Consumer Peer Work are desirable but not essential

Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Essential: You have been/ or are a first-hand user of mental health services
Essential: You have previously worked as a Consumer Peer Support Worker
Contact Person Tanya Goodison
Contact Number 93559700
Alternate Contact Person Ancy Joy
Alternate Contact Number 93559700
Closing Date 24/01/2021
Position Description
Application Guide click here to view