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Senior Lived Experience (Consumer) Hope Co-design Project

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Senior Lived Experirence Worker (Consumer) HOPE C0-design project

  • Temprorary Part Time (0.5 EFT)

  • Box HIll Hosptial

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

Eastern Health's Mental Health program delivers the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative to support people at the point of hospital discharge that are identified as at-risk of suicide and/or repeated intentional self-harm. The aim of the initiative is to prevent avoidable suicide attempts and death by suicide by providing the target cohort with assertive, tailored postvention and psychosocial support in the community for a period of up to three months post discharge from hospital. The program also supports the person’s carers and families to identify and build the protective factors that reduce the risk of suicide attempt/completed suicide.

The Royal Commission recommended service enhancements to the HOPE programs across Victoria including expanded referral pathways and extended hours to improve access to services. Eastern Health's Mental Health Program is undertaking a design process with people with lived experience to complete this work.

The Senior Lived Experience Worker (Consumer) HOPE Co-design and Service Expansion, will work with a small team to integrate co-design into the Mental Health Program and develop a revised HOPE model of care to:

  • Expand referral pathways into the HOPE program

  • Extend service hours

  • Align/update existing HOPE Model of Care as required to meet the requirements of the Royal Commission into Mental Health.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Lived experience as a person who has been a consumer of a public mental health servicess

  • Demonstrated understanding and empathy of the broad impact of mental illness on consumers and carers/families and of the evidence base for inclusive, family sensitive and recovery oriented practice.

  • Ability to liaise, consult and work with a broad range of consumers, carers/families, health professionals, community agencies and organisations

  • Experience engaging, communicating and managing relationships with a diversity of stakeholders

  • A Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is desirable

  • Experience in Project Management is desirable

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

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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