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June

Lived Experience Consultant

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location University Hospital Geelong
Hours Per Fortnight 96
Position Summary
Utilise your Lived Experience to help improve Mental Health service provision
Work with a dedicated and supportive team of professionals
Permanent Part Time - multiple positions available (varying hours)

About the facility

Barwon Health’s Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

About the role

Guided by the principles of inclusion, participation and leadership, the key role of the Lived Experience Consultants will be to enable systemic improvements across the Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS). Carer and Consumer Consultants will work together to maintain a network of people in the community with Lived Experience of mental illness and/or caring for those with lived experience, and they facilitate this networks engagement in service design and delivery initiatives. Consultants maintain connections with external organisations focussed on gathering consumer and carer perspectives, and make this vital information available to MHDAS.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, collaborative and motivated team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focussed on developing the highest quality, consumer-focused care using the principles of co-creation, co-production and co-design.

Barwon Health staff benefits

Flexible working arrangements
Professional development
Access to employee wellness facility
Salary packaging
Social club
Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

#Geelong, Victoria

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Lived experience of mental distress and engagement with a public mental health system as either a consumer or carer
Essential: Ability to work effectively with and partner with mental health consumers, carers, staff and members of the community
Desirable: Sound understanding of the Mental Health Act 2014
Desirable: Experience in engaging networks of individuals
Desirable: Experience providing a lived experience perspective as a member of a committee or working groups
Desirable: Training applicable to role, such as Intentional Peer Support (IPS), Certificate IV in Peer Work Mental Health etc.
Contact Person Melinda Watt
Contact Person Job Title Acting Lived Experience Manager
Contact Number 0415 100 198
Contact Email melinda.watt@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 17/06/2021

Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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