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Carer Support Worker

Lived Experience Worker - Aged Persons Mental Health

Latrobe Regional Hospital have an exciting new opportunity for a person who has supported someone above 65 through the mental health service, to join the Specialist and Therapeutic programsteam on a part-time ongoingBasis.

This role plays an important role in providinga specialist carer lived experience perspective into the Mental Health Program service planning, service delivery and evaluation.

The successful applicant will:
Ensure an awareness of the aged persons lived experience role within the organisation.
Work directly with Carers and other relevant LRH staff to assist the carer with their consumers recovery in a practical, therapeutic, and meaningful way across the service including inpatient units as directed
Sharing of lived experience and help to facilitate of a range of activities (including training) to encourage full participation of both consumer and carers in our mental health services
Ensure the lived experience workforce is represented in the development and provision of information and advocacy to consumers and carers to enhance their experience of our services

IMPORTANT:All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of Vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.

Why work for LRH?

A leading Gippsland employer, Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland's specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne. We are a purpose-builtteaching hospital caring for a population of more than 260,000 people.Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency, intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

We offer:

A friendly and supportive team
High quality patient care
A collaborative and innovative working environment
Modern Facilities
Electronic Medical Records

Our unique difference:

Regional lifestyle opportunities
Access to excellent schools, health and transport services
Generous salary packaging benefits, paid parental leave and flexible working conditions
Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions

Our commitment to you:

LRH is recognized as a leading learning hospital providing ongoing career opportunities. We provide a safe and rewarding work environment for all of our staff and have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership excellence, education and training.

Now is an exciting time to join our team with significant growth on the horizon.
Diversity and Inclusion

At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexuality.

At LRH we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRHs Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

We at LRH strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.
If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role,
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