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Mental Health Peer Support Worker - Bendigo

Bendigo Community Health Services

the role of the team

The Role of the Team The Head to Health team provides a range of services that provides mental health treatment, care and support to a range of clients, including patients, families and carers, General Practitioners and other members of the broader mental health service system. A range of clinical services is provided to clients across all ages.

The Head to Help team work alongside existing provided services. Service delivery within the hub includes provision of initial assessment and referral utilising IAR, on-gong assessment, case reviews, consumer referral, educational programs, service liaison, consumer advocacy and other tasks as identified to address consumer needs.

The position

The Head to Health Hub team is committed to providing services which are recovery focused, promoting self-determination and collaboration with consumers, families and carers.

The Peer Support Worker role will provide a unique lived experience perspective on recovery by using their own experience and learnings to enhance clinical mental health service delivery.

The Peer Support Worker will offer an optimistic viewpoint to consumers and provide a role model for hope and recovery. Under the guidance of the Hub Manager and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the Peer Support Worker will provide a high standard of support to consumers.

The Peer Support Worker will provide opportunities for consumers to develop meaningful community networks. Role responsibilities will encompass engagement and participation in the clinical team and emotionally and practically supporting consumers to work towards achieving their goals.

next steps

The successful applicants will need to be able to work across rostered shifts including after hours and weekends.

For further information about the position, please contact Janaya Wiggins on 03 5406 16 or 0407 722 808.

Bendigo Community Health Services encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

For further information, including the Position Description, please see the attached files below. 

To submit your application, click Apply Now. 

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