Position Details
Reference Number 389553
Position Title Peer Support Worker (HEO Non Grad) F/T
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Camperdown, Croydon
Advertised Award/Classification Health Education Officer Non Grad
Salary $50,326.00 - $74,158.00
Number of FTE 2.00
Purpose of Position

This Peer Support Worker role provides peer support interventions to mental health

consumers primarily in community settings, with the aim of improving general health

and wellbeing in mental health consumers.

This role will support a model of collaborative care, which is strengthening the

working relationships between consumers, general practitioners and mental health

services to improve health outcomes for consumers. The role will also facilitate

access to and engagement with follow-up care and specialist services.

This role undertakes group and individual peer support, advocacy, education, and

healthy lifestyle activities, and recreation and recovery interventions aimed at better

health and wellbeing.

Principal tasks of this role include using your specific recovery experience to share

experiential knowledge, skills and strategies for living with mental illness to foster

consumer ownership of their physical health, including engagement with health

services (e.g. general practice and specialist services) and healthy lifestyle activities

(e.g. physical activity, diet and quit smoking supports).

 

 

OUR VISION

The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

For more information please go to:

 

http://www.psc.nsw.gov.au

 

http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/PDS/pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2015_049

 

SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

 

 

OUR VISION

The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

For more information please go to:

 

http://www.psc.nsw.gov.au

 

http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/PDS/pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2015_049

 

SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

 

 

 

 

Selection Criteria Personal experience of having a mental health problem or disorder, and of using recovery principles

Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to consumer led recovery

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and evaluate group and individual peer led interventions.

Ability to work effectively in both community and inpatient settings

Experience in working collaboratively with individuals and groups, and building and maintaining effective relationships.

Demonstrated effective negotiation, time management, and written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to use Microsoft applications in an office setting.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or work experience required.
Contact Person Fiona Chisholm
Contact Number 0425260486
Closing Date 28/07/2017
Supporting Documents
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