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Mental Health Lived Experience Worker

Latrobe Regional Hospital - Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Reference Number 14648

Employment Type Fixed Term, Casual
Department/Unit Specialist & Therapeutic Programs
Location Latrobe Valley Community Mental Health Services, Traralgon
Enterprise Agreement Classification 79 - Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 - Peer Worker Level 2 Year 1
79 - Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 - Consumer Consultants L1 Y1
Salary $27.02 to $29.81
Hours 80
Position Summary

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, Dialysis and Aged care.

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool.

LRH is the regional provider of Mental Health Services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons.

Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental health lived experience worker to join the Lived experience workforce at Latrobe Regional Hospital on a Casual Ongoing/Fixed Term basis for up to 80 hours per fortnight.

Reporting to the Manager, specialist and therapeuitc programs, the successful applicant will play an important role in either supporting Mental Health consumers face to face in the PEER support role or working with the consumer consultant team and lead change across the mental health service

The successful applicant will be required to: have a lived experience of having a mental illness and have utilised mental health services in your recovery

To be successful in this position you will need to have: excellent communication skills, a current Victorian drivers license, ability to use work documents, email, excel and online platforms.

For further information about this position please contact Linda Waters, Manager specialist and therapeutic programs on (03) 51280013.

Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Latrobe Regional Hospital is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. We recognise and value inclusion and diversity and encourage all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions.

LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

  • LRH reserves the right to appoint prior to the application close date*
Selection Criteria Essential: Current Victorian drivers licence
Essential: Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
Essential: Able to work under direction of clincians when required.
Essential: Agreeable to completing manadatory training requirements
Essential: Do you have the lived experience of having a mental illness
Essential: Experience as a consumer of mental health services
Contact Person LINDA WATERS
Contact Number (03) 5128 0013
Contact Email lwaters@lrh.com.au
Closing Date 15/04/2021

Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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