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Carer Peer Support Worker

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Carer Peer Support Worker - Orygen HOPE

Join Orygen HOPE as a Carer Peer Support Worker in innovative and exciting new acute service program in youth mental health
Permanent part time opportunity (2 days per week)
Support young people, carers and their systems through suicidal experiences

Orygen Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) is an emerging service for young people aged 12 to 25 years experiencing deliberate self-harm, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Orygen HOPE service is one of the child and youth HOPE services recommended in the expansion of the established HOPE program by the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System.

Your new role:

The Carer peer support worker will work closely with clinical and lived experience staff, including youth peer support workers to provide peer-to-peer supports, including individual and family direct work; advocacy; and referral and linkages. 
Support the implementation of Carer Peer Support specific interventions within Orygen HOPE and providing consultation support to other members of Orygen HOPE team supporting the interventions.
Providing support and professional development around areas of specialist knowledge to members of relevant clinical teams, via training, supervision and other appropriate strategies.
Be a knowledge resource for the Carer Peer Support Work specialty and building the role of Peer Work within Orygen HOPE and the greater Orygen service system.

About You:

To have been or be a carer of a first-hand user of mental health services, preferably as a young person and have the ability to share experiences in a recovery focused way
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation
Ability to work independently and effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Benefits of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team
Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

melbourne, VIC, AU