Position Details

Reference Number 181455
Position Title Peer Worker (Consumer) - Colac
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Colac Mental Health Unit
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 112
Position Summary
  • Up to $20k relocation assistance provided to successful applicant
  • Support others with your lived experience and your own personal recovery process
  • Competitive remuneration and staff benefits!

About the service

The Colac Adult and Youth team is part of the wider Barwon Health MHDAS continuing care service. We function as an integrated service, providing crisis and scheduled intake assessments, drug and alcohol intake services and case management within an experienced and supportive team.

About the role

The aim of the program is to support service users on their recovery journeys, enhance their connection with their local communities and reduce the risk of unplanned re-admission to the Units.

The key objectives of this role are:

Utilise your lived experience of mental illness/distress and recovery to

  • Develop connections with service users in the Swanston Centre, Hospital in the Home, the McKellar Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre and the PARC/CRF (the Units).
  • Provide post-discharge peer support to service users for a period of 28 days.

About you

You will have lived experience of overcoming the impact of mental illness/ distress and/or drug and alcohol use. Your knowledge of peer support principles will enable you to support others through respectful and intentional sharing of lived experience. In addition, your demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills will be valuable in building and maintaining professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

What we offer

  • Up to $20,000 cash re-imbursement to cover relocation expenses
  • EBA leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to 24/7 employee wellness program
  • Proximity to the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
    • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments / Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace 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 sexual orientation.

We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. We also strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government

We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments to submit your application for this role, please contact mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon health immunisation policy.

Please note candidate may be contacted for an interview prior to the closing of this job advertisement.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Lived experience of overcoming the impact of mental illness/distress and/or drug and alcohol use
Essential: Lived experience of accessing or seeking to access the tertiary mental health system for mental illness/distress and/or drug and alcohol use
Essential: Recognition and understanding of own personal recovery process and ability to apply this to support others
Essential: Knowledge of peer support principles, ability and willingness to support others through respectful and intentional sharing of lived experience
Essential: Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Desirable: Experience working in a Peer Support role
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Kathryn Leeson 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 1300 763 254 
Contact Email kathyl@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 20/09/2023
Position Description
File name 
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.