Position Details
Reference Number 19235
Position Title Peer Support Worker
Employment Type Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Location Community Mental Health Services – Latrobe Valley
Hours per fortnight 240.00
Position Summary

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is a 289 bed hospital and is the largest regional hospital in Gippsland providing a comprehensive range of health care services including acute, sub-acute, ambulatory care, aged and mental health care services along with community based mental health services. 


An exciting opportunity exists for a Peer Support Worker (PSW) to become part of the Adult Community Mental Health Team.


The new role of PSW has been developed specifically for people who have a lived experience of mental illness. Through the sharing of wisdom from their own experiences, the PSW will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. As an integral and highly valued member of the Specialist and Therapeutic Programs team, the PSW will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to consumers in order for them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process.


The PSW will work within the adult mental health program and provide support services to consumers on discharge from the inpatient unit and who are considered to have an increased risk of readmission. They will support consumers to be involved in decision making about their care and treatment and facilitate the improvement of the mental health services responsiveness to consumers' needs.


The successful applicant will be based in Traralgon but will provide services across the Gippsland region.


A comprehensive orientation program and access to ongoing professional support will be available to the successful applicant.


For further information please contact Dean Rooke, Acting Manager on telephone 0417 012 221.


The successful applicant will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.


Latrobe Regional Hospital supports Equal Employment Opportunity by recognising and valuing inclusion and diversity. The hospital encourages all people from different cultures and backgrounds to apply for our advertised positions.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful appointment will be based on merit and satisfactorily passing a Police Check and Working With Children’s Check. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to assist on (03) 5173 8831.


Contact Person Dean Rooke
Contact Number 0417012221
Contact Email drooke@lrh.com.au
Closing Date 20/06/2017
Position Description
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