Position Details
Reference Number 36801
Position Title Peer Worker Carer Support
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area HOPE - Mental Health Division
Hours per Week 15.20
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

Austin Health's Mental Health Division incorporates a number of specialities and services across community and bed-based services, with inpatient beds located on all three campuses.  The Division provides catchment-based area mental health services, in addition to a number of regional and statewide specialty services.


An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Peer Support Worker to join our Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative on a permanent, part time basis.

The successful applicant will have lived experience as a person who has been a carer or family member of someone who has accessed public mental health services. The role provides peer support to consumer families and carers, following engagement with the HOPE initiative, using personal lived experience to provide a model of hope and recovery, including direct and over the phone support. 

Please refer to the position description for more details.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Julie Hume
Contact Number (03) 9496 6412
Alternate Contact Person Sally Doherty
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6469
Closing Date 09/03/2021
Position Description
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