U73 Consumer Peer Worker (level 2)

U73 Consumer Peer Worker (level 2)

28 May
Monash Health

28 May

Monash Health


- Part-time ongoing positions

- High performing teams

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 18,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Young Persons’ Mental Health Service (YPMHS)

The YPMHS has undergone a make-over to become one of the best in its field. It spans the entire Mental Health Program catchment area and comprises four friendly, vibrant and closely-knit teams,

- Youth Consultation & Treatment Team (YCTT)

- Youth Recovery and Prevention of Psychosis Team (RAPPT)

- Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC)

- Unit 2 (25 beds)

We are seeking peer workers with recent personal lived experience as a young person with mental health challenges and recovery. These new positions will be based within the YCTT, and the RAPPT, where they will work alongside clinicians and family/carer peer workers as valued members of the multidisciplinary teams. This position will be supervised and supported by a Level 3 Consumer Peer Worker.

About the RAPPT:

The RAPPT is a community based clinical service dedicated to working closely with young people (16-25) facing complex mental health issues. The RAPPT provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and recovery support for young people with or at risk of developing psychosis and works collaboratively with each young person’s family/carers, significant others and social support network.

About You

You are dedicated and passionate about youth mental health and recovery from mental health challenges. You want to share your lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, where appropriate, to support other consumers to build understanding, hope and resilience in line with peer support principles. It is desirable that you also have a lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug challenges. You will have experience as a young person using public sector mental health services.

You enjoy working with people who face complex mental health issues, and you have a strong commitment to personal recovery. You are willing to engage with consumers, to use your lived experience, and work in partnership with clinicians.

Monash Health will offer:

- salary packaging

- friendly and supportive culture

- opportunity to experience various teams

- on-going supervision and professional development

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