Peer Support Worker

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Other
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1397223
Closing Date: 26-May-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Peer Support Worker.pdf (PDF, 253KB)


Contact: Human Resources
humanresources@swh.net.au

Position Details

Our Mental Health Services Adult Team is seeking an enthusiastic and confident individual with advocacy propensity in the position of Peer Support Worker. Our currently vacancy is for 32 hours per fortnight for 6 months. This roles provides targeted support to consumers as part of their overall recovery plan, under the recovery orientated practice model.

Applicants for this position should have knowledge and skills in the discipline of peer work, and must have lived mental health experience as a consumer or carer.

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Olivia Walker (Deputy Manager Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Service) on (03) 5561 9100 or email owalker@swh.net.au

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Working with Children (WWC) check, a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy. The successful applicant must also hold a current motor vehicle licence.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 26 May 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: humanresources@swh.net.au Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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