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February

Family Carer Peer Worker - Level 2

Monash Health - Clayton, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Position Details

Reference Number 44572
Position Title Family Carer Peer Worker - Level 2
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Consumer & Family/Carer Service
Location Casey Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary

  • Fixed Term/Part Time/7 Day Rotating Roster
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Unit & Post Discharge Support
  • Professional Development & Lived Experience Supervision Provided
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced family carer peer worker to provide valuable lived experience peer support in line with Intentional Peer Support Model and the Enhanced Post Discharge Support initiative.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

About the Program

As one of the largest public mental health service providers in Victoria, Monash Health provides services across South Eastern Melbourne and has mental health inpatient units at Dandenong, Clayton, and Casey hospitals. The Enhanced Post Discharge Support initiative has been funded to provide peer support for families & carers supporting their loved ones transitioning from mental health inpatient units back into the community.

About the Role

You will have experience of supporting a loved one with mental ill health and recovery, and be able to share your lived experience with others in a way that builds understanding, hope, personal growth and resilience; Contact and rapport is made with family & carers during and after their loved one's inpatient admission – particularly where it has been identified that there is risk of patient re-admission after discharge.

It is expected you will contribute from a peer perspective to effective discharge planning processes to support successful discharge and reduction in readmission rates by promotion of community engagements/supports, education and support to family & carers, referrals and supportive follow-up post discharge.

This position is part of a team of family/carer and consumer peer workers, where orientation and ongoing training, support, mentoring and supervision is provided by your Family Carer Peer Worker Team Leader. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the establishment of the Enhanced Post Discharge Support initiative. The position will be based at either Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Dandenong or Casey Hospital and may at times involve work across all sites, so a full driving license is essential.

Monash Health employee benefits:
  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite discounted staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars
How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.
Selection Criteria Lived experience of supporting a loved one with their mental ill health and recovery

Ability to use own experience to inspire hope and belief in recovery

Knowledge of peer support principles and the ability to support people from a mutual perspective by sharing lived experience.

Understanding of the Victorian public mental health system

Completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, or Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training or similar qualification
Contact Person Name Position Phone Email

Monash Health

Clayton, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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