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Reference Number 31117
Position Title Carer Peer Support Worker
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Admin Officers NDC [79]
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Carer Peer Support Worker

Two positions available, Part Time Fixed Term until October 2018

About the Role:
We are looking for a motivated and resilient person with direct personal experience as a carer/family member of a person with a mental illness to provide peer support and information to mental health carers within the acute inpatient unit and community settings of Inner West Mental Health Services.


The work involves providing direct support to carers /families either face to face or via telephone contact at the time of consumer discharge from the inpatient unit and the transition to a range of other supports in the community.


The role aims to empower carers to identify their information and support needs, navigate the mental health system, and raise awareness of carer and consumer services and resources to carers/families as well as clinicians .


The carer peer support worker will work closely with other lived experience staff and with clinical staff of the inpatient unit and community service. They will also provide carer perspective and leadership to the Inner West AMHS where appropriate, and participate in evaluation processes. An ability to use knowledge and skills arising from lived experience of being a carer constructively for the benefit of others, as well as an understanding of peer support, broader carer issues, recovery principles and strong interpersonal skills are essential.


There will be an information session held to provide an overview of the role and requirements.

Anyone that is interested in applying to this position is encouraged to attend.  


Wednesday 12th October, 11-12pm


1 North Conference Room

Level 1, North Western Mental Health

RMH City Campus

Grattan St, Parkville

For further information, please contact:  Anna Epifanio 93773400

Alternate contact: Christine Chiappini 93773400

Why Melbourne Health?

Melbourne Health is a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement. We also offer:
• Salary Packaging
• Reward & Recognition Programs
• Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff gym, staff health service, peer support program and EAP
• Discounted Staff Parking

Successful applicants must provide either a certified copy of a current Working with Children Check Card or evidence of having made an application for a WWC Check Card upon commencement.

At Melbourne Health we are committed to Aboriginal employment and encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Karreeta (grow) Yirramboi (tomorrow).We value a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a serious mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce of 1,800 staff provides services through four Area Adult Mental Health Services (North West, Mid West, Inner West and Northern), an Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and a Youth Mental Health Service – ORYGEN Youth Health. NWMH is a clinical service of Melbourne Health and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check. Successful applicants will also be required to provide a record of Immune Status to vaccine preventable diseases or evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you currently eligible to work in Australia? Eg Australian Birth Certificate or passport with working visa, permanent residency?
Contact Person Anna Epifanio
Contact Number 93773400
Alternate Contact Person Christine Chiappini
Alternate Contact Number 93773400
Closing Date 19/10/2016
Position Description
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