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Carer Peer Support Worker - Outer East Community.

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Lived Experience Carer Peer Support Worker (Outer East)

  • Employment Type: Perm Part Time

  • Location: Eastern Metropolitan Region (Ringwood)

  • This is a designated Lived Experience role

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

Are you are carer of a family member or friend who has used adult public mental health services? Are you passionate about supporting other carers?

An exciting new opportunity now exists for an experienced Carer Peer Support Worker to work as part of a team of Peer Workers with Eastern Health’s Mental Health Program. The successful applicant will work across a number of adult clinical community teams in Melbourne’s Outer Eastern Region / Maroondah Hospital catchment.

Through sharing wisdom from your own carer experience, the community team focussed Carer Peer Support Worker will provide peer support to family/carers of people using our clinical adult community based mental health services.

You will work collaboratively with families, carers, and staff to assist in identifying carer needs and providing carer support. You will need to be able to reflect on your carer lived experience and be willing to utilise your experience and knowledge to inspire hope, choice and a focus on self-care.

As a peer support worker, you will receive the following additional benefits:

  • Participate in a peer training related to the role; and

  • Regular peer supervision - individual and group; and

  • Support from an existing consumer and carer team dedicated to promoting the voice of lived experience.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Lived experience as carer of a family member/friend who has accessed public mental health services.

  • Understanding of mental health peer support principles and ability to use peer support to provide hope, connection, a belief in recovery and the value of self-care.

  • Able to build successful working relationships with a range of clinical staff.

  • Understanding and appreciation of the principles of recovery, including social connectedness, holistic care provision and peer based examples of wellness and trauma informed care.

  • Ability to work autonomously as a senior peer worker in a challenging environment.

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

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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