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Organisation : EACH via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Box Hill)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Sep, 2019

About the role

  • Fixed term contract position – 12 months
  • Part-time hours – FTE 0.6 (3 days per week)


Who we’re looking for

To be successful in the Peer Worker – Recovery (EIPSR) role, you will ideally have:

  • A lived experience of mental illness and demonstrated experience of recovery;
  • Experience in service delivery – Using your Lived in Experience of Recovery to provide ideas, approaches or insights to support clients in achieving their goals or aspirations and deepen their understanding of the recovery journey;
  • A willingness and ability to share recovery experience with others;
  • Experience of the public or private mental health system;
  • An understanding of harm minimisation approaches to the treatment and management of persons with a Dual Diagnosis (substance misuse and mental health issues);
  • Demonstrated experience in working at a direct care level, including the ability to prioritise different needs within a group;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant and current legislation relating to the client group including the Mental Health Act and Privacy Act;
  • Experience working in a team – Openly sharing information, participating in and contributing to team discussions, whilst valuing diversity in team and supporting colleagues;
  • Experience in Networking and Partnerships – Working collaboratively within formal and informal partnerships to achieve client lead outcomes;
  • Experience in change management – maintaining a positive approach to change and adapting a new or different ways of working and learning from experience and identifies areas for self-development;
  • Demonstrated effective communication – active listening, asking appropriate questions when dealing with clients and colleagues and politely explaining issues and information clearly to clients/members and colleagues.


What you’ll be doing

In support of EACH successfully winning the Eastern Health tender for the EIPSR (Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response) program, we are very pleased to announce a number of new career opportunities to support this new, exciting and innovative partnership.

The EIPSR program will lead a new way of supporting people with psychosocial issues specifically working to support our clients in their personal recovery journey, achieve set goals, increase independence, functionality and community connections.

We have a Peer Worker – Recovery vacancy available for those looking to develop their career, and provide a high level of service and support to the EIPSR program.

You will be responsible for providing a recovery-orientated, evidence-based peer support interventions to mental health clients. You will be integral members of the team and draw on the unique perspective and contribution of a lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.


Who you’ll be working with

You will work collaboratively with colleagues, clients, carers and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to clients.


What we offer

EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a family friendly workplace strategy and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : EACH via BigSplash

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.

Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we're one of the nation's leading health and community services providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.

How to apply

Position Description : job_description_4856708

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Peer Worker - Recovery (EISPR Program) via Pro Bono Australia.



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