Carer Peer Worker (Level 2)

Website Alfred Health

·       Part-time, 0.6 EFT (48hrs per fortnight) short-term contract commencing July 2024

·       Lived Experience (Carer Peer) Worker Level 2

·       Mental and Addiction Health Inpatient Unit

·       Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

POSITION SUMMARY

Using your lived experience of caring for someone with mental health distress and recovery, you will provide mutually beneficial support to carers and families of consumers admitted to Alfred Mental and Addiction Health Inpatient Unit. Empowering carers and families to connect with others, practice self-care and utilise coping skills is an important component of this role as well as informing them of current carer services available such as: individual and family counselling services, carer support groups, financial assistance, education.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

·       A personal lived experience of being a family member or carer of a person who has/is experiencing mental health distress

·       Knowledge of mental health issues and an understanding of the impact on families and carers

·       Demonstrated understanding of the principles of peer support and the ability to utilise own experience constructively

·       Ability to engage individuals and or families through telephone or 1:1 support

·       Current Victorian Driver’s License

For more information regarding the position, please contact Kate Doswell: k.doswell@alfred.org.au

Closing date: 11pm AEST, Monday 29th April 2024

To apply for this job please visit www.livehire.com.

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