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- Job Description:
The Community Mental Health Peer Worker is responsible for providing quality community mental health peer, psychosocial and recovery support services in partnership with clients, families/carers and Key Clinicians at Inner West Area Mental Health Service. The aim of the role is to maximise personal recovery, health and wellbeing and social inclusion for adults living with mental health issues and to share the lived experience of mental challenges and recovery to benefit the individual client.
This role is a co-location at Waratah Inner West Area Mental Health Service.
Please refer to the Position Description for more information.
Lived experience of mental health challenges and personal recovery as well as the capability to sharing lived experience as part of recovery-oriented practice
A relevant tertiary qualification and/or significant relevant experience
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex and changing internal and external environments
Sound understanding of challenges people with mental health issues and their families face
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.
Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.