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February

Peer Support Worker

Department of Health - Joondalup, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


This is a Recruitment Pool for Permanent Part Time or Fixed Term Part Time appointment(s) with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.

We currently have One Permanent Part Time Vacancy for 38 Hours per fortnight at 0.5 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) available.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 28/02/2022.

Position Profile: The Joondalup Community Adult Mental Health Service is seeking a candidate who is eager to assist in the recovery of persons with a Mental Health illness.
As the successful candidate, you will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, provide emotional and practical support to consumers on an individual and group basis. You will assist with identifying their needs for wellness, options for recovery and offer support to navigate their way through the mental health services towards discharge. You will also promote hope for recovery, choice and self-determination, and the importance of living well, using shared experiential knowledge, skills and strategies for living with mental illness.

North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) provides timely access to high quality health care, embracing acknowledged best practice to deliver improved clinical outcomes in the face of rising challenges for all healthcare providers. The NMHS comprises a mix of tertiary, specialist and generalist hospitals. Our north metropolitan catchment area covers almost 1000 square kilometres. Our population represents about 28 per cent of Western Australia’s total, and is projected to grow to more than 0.9 million by 2031. For further information about NMHS visit: http://www.nmahs.health.wa.gov.au/

At NMHS we aim to deliver across our core values; Care, Respect, Innovation, Team work & Integrity.

North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) contains Western Australia’s largest mental health service caring for youths, adults and older adults. Services are delivered through inpatient units, community mental health clinics and day therapy and outreach programs to a catchment area of almost 1 million people.

State-wide and Tertiary Mental Health Services include research, forensics, neurosciences, art therapy, eating disorders and other specialised services.

Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances
  • Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.

    Joondalup, WA

    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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