Peer Support Worker - Aboriginal Consumer/carer Lived Experience

Eastern Health

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 9/17/2020

Aboriginal Consumer/Carer Lived Experience Peer Support Worker

Employment type: Temporary Part time (3 years)

Location: Box Hill and Burwood East.

  • Part time, 0.5 EFT (19 hours per week)

  • Exciting new role.

  • Great staff benefits including salary packaging.

This is an identified Aboriginal Torres Islander position.

Applicants must be of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent to be eligible to apply.

About the role

An exciting new opportunity now exists for an Aboriginal person to work as part of The Healthy Ageing Service Response team to support older adults in the community and Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Through sharing wisdom from their own mental health carer or consumer experience, the Aboriginal peer worker will provide support and information to consumers and or family carers of people accessing services.

You will work collaboratively with families, carers, consumers and staff to assist in identifying needs and providing culturally safe support. You will need to be able to reflect on your own consumer and or carer lived experience and be willing to utilise your experience and knowledge of cultural needs of Aboriginal people and communities to support and inform others so as to inspire hope, choice and self-determination. As a peer support worker, you will receive the following additional benefits:

– Participate in a five day Intentional Peer Support peer training; and

– Regular peer supervision (individual and group; and

– Support from an existing team dedicated to promoting the voice of lived experience.

Next Steps

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

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