- Job posted on: 26th Sep 2021
- Applications close:
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
The Preventative Health Initiative is a Neami National Service funded by the Australian Government under the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. Preventative Health Initiative provides individualised and tailored support to help people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues improve their physical health. The service also delivers capacity building activities to develop practitioners’ capacity to respond to the physical health needs of people experiencing mental health issues.
We provide short-term (up to six months) whole-of-person care to help people improve their physical health, build confidence and health literacy, and overcome exiting barriers to engaging with preventative health services. The service has five key focus areas: breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, bowel cancer screening, smoking cessation, and Influenza immunisation.
Lived Experience Workers (LEW) are integral members of the team and draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to in still confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. LEWs will make use of their lived experience to review workforce development training materials to ensure this important narrative informs activities. You will facilitate groups designed to support physical health and mental health outcomes.
Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.
In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.
The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the Position Description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please email: Peter.Hadley@neaminational.org.au, using the subject line: Lived Experience Workers - Eastern Melbourne Preventative Health Initiative enquiry via EthicalJobs.
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We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.