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Family/carer Consultant

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Fixed term to December 2021 (0.8 EFT)

  • This position requires the applicant to have a personal lived experience of mental illness and recovery

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. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Child and Youth Design Project
The HOPE Program is a core component of Victoria’s suicide prevention framework, which aims to halve Victoria’s suicide rate by 2025. This current project is intended to establish Child and Youth HOPE services at Monash Children’s Hospital through a process of local co-design. Establishment of this new service is expected to give children and young people who are intentionally self-harming, experiencing suicidal ideation, or have attempted suicide a rapid and intensive form of support that is designed to prevent rate of recurrence and ultimately reduce rates of suicide among children and young people. Importantly, this includes engagement and support of their parents/carers, families and extended support networks in assertive outreach provided. All stakeholders (children, young people, their parents/carers, families and service providers) will work together through a process of local co-design to establish a Child and Youth HOPE service at the Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) at Monash Health.

About the Role and You

This is a part time (0.8 EFT) position until December 2021. Based at Clayton and/or Dandenong, but will be required to work across other sites.

We are looking for a Family/Carer Consultant to join our team of lived experience staff to support engagement and participation within the Mental Health Program.

You will use your personal lived experience of 'mental illness' and recovery, and knowledge of current issues and needs of families/carers, to contribute to quality improvement, policy, service design, and evaluation from the Family/Carer perspective. Particularly to work as a central part of the co-design of the new ELMHS HOPE service by contributing ideas and experience, and trialling a range of innovative recovery supports with young people and families.

You will provide expert advice and consultation on Family/Carer lived experience perspectives to the Mental Health Program via various means including membership on Committees, working groups, training, and quality improvement projects. You will support participation through the recruitment, orientation, and support of Community Advisors. You will also support the administration and evaluation of the Your Experience of Service (YES) consumer survey.

In return, you will benefit from a supportive working environment in our growing team of lived experience staff, including consumer and family/carer Consultants and Peer Workers.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a dynamic changing environment that will have future growth. You will also have access to a range of corporate benefits, including salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take home pay and access to staff car parking.

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.

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.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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