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Carer Peer Worker

Hunter New England Local Health District - Newcastle, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Older Person's Mental Health Service at Mater Mental Health Centre has an exciting opportunity available for a passionate Carer Peer Worker to join the skilled, multidisciplinary team on a temporary part-time basis.

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time until June 2023
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Non Graduate/Graduate
Remuneration: $27.41 - $40.39 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19
Requisition ID: REQ234393

Carer Peer Worker
Mater Mental Health Centre

The Carer Peer Worker - OPMHS (Older People's Mental Health Service) delivers support to consumers who access the mental health inpatient unit and residential aged care facilities and their families and carers. You will assist consumers, carers and families, service providers and Community Managed Organisations to develop a better understanding of the recovery framework while utilising a lived experience of caring for an older person experiencing aging and mental health issues to work towards achieving the best outcomes for consumers, their carers and families. You will also provide support to OPMHS consumers their carers and families who are residing in or transitioning into a residential aged care facility. This role will be part of the larger Peer Workforce for Hunter New England Mental Health and will report directly to the Service Manager of the Older People’s Mental Health Service.

The successful candidate will have lived experience in the areas of mental health or Dementia and the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and residential aged care to assist our consumers and families whom are transitioning into or living in residential aged care.

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary part time vacancies.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia.

If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.


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For role related queries or questions contact Karen Young on Karen.Young3@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 27th June 2021

Newcastle, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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