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Reference Number 31001
Position Title Family Peer Support worker
Location Orygen Youth Health - Parkville
Award Admin Officers NDC [79]
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Part time position, up to 2 days per week


Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a mental health service for 15-25 year olds.

About Us:

Melbourne Health is an award winning health care service and is Victoria’s second largest public health service. We provide comprehensive acute, sub-acute, general, specialist medical and mental health services through both inpatient and community based facilities through the following services: The Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus, The Royal Melbourne Hospital – Royal Park Campus, NorthWestern Mental Health, RMH Kidney Care Service and Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory.


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.


The Opportunity:


Opportunity exists to join our team as a Family Peer support worker (FPSW) at Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a mental health service for young people aged 15-25 years who reside in the western metropolitan area of Melbourne.


A FPSW has a "lived" experience of caring for a young person with mental ill-heath. This position involves providing face to face and/or telephone support to families of OYH clients. FPSW's as part of their role may share their experiences as a carer, and listen and support families at OYH who may be very new to dealing with mental health issues and services. FPSW's provide information about OYH services and other resources that families may benefit from.


FPSW's work within a small team and are supported by the OYH clinical program. Training and supervision are available. FPSW's try to have contact with families as early in their time at OYH as possible. They may meet with families in the IPU and within the OYH community services.

Join Us:

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

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.


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.  


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.

Contact Person Gina Woodhead
Contact Number 93422800
Closing Date 08/11/2016
Position Description
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