Peer Recovery Worker
Closes: 28 June 2019
Classification: Allied Health Assistant 3
Salary: $63,650 - $66,775
Position No: 40419 - 01K6E
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 June 2019
Contact Officer: Jade Nolan on email@example.com or (02) 5124 1567
- The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
- University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
- Three Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
- Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
- A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.
- Adult Acute Mental Health Services
- Adult Community Mental Health Services
- Alcohol and Drug Services
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- Dhulwa Mental Health Unit
- Justice Health Services
- Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
- Reducing the need for and duration of hospitalisation due to mental illness
- Reducing the symptoms of mental illness and associated risks
- Improving functioning in the community, including the ability to maintain stable accommodation, improved relationships, to live independently and increase participation in vocational and educational opportunities
- Reducing contact with the justice system
- Supporting decision making capacity and increasing engagement in treatment and reducing the need for coercive measures such as involuntary treatment under the Mental Health Act 2015
- Promoting recovery to the point that the person can move to a less intensive service.
- Facilitate peer-led groups based on a self-development program that focuses on individual strengths and values in aspiring towards personal goals and self-directed change;
- Assist new consumers in their entry into the service and provide individual support to people focusing on their strengths to achieve identified goals;
- Undertake assertive outreach to assist people with complex needs.
- Direct personal lived experience of mental health issues and/or drug and alcohol issues, with:
- A positive experience of recovery; and
- A strategic ability and willingness to disclose personal experience of mental health/drug and alcohol and/or recovery in order to positively influence others.
- Minimum of a Certificate IV, ideally in Mental Health Peer Work or in a community sector or health related field.
- Experience, paid or voluntary, working in a mental health/drug and alcohol or related setting.
- A current driver’s licence.
- A personal lived experience of a psychotic disorder or bipolar disorder.
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police check,
- Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
- Comply with CHS occupational screening requirements related to immunisation, and
- Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health staff.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services