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Mental Health Consumer Consultant

Bendigo Health Care Group - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • Mental Health Consumer Consultant

  • Part time ongoing - 38 hours per fortnight

  • Supportive and Positive team culture

About Bendigo

With a population of over 114,000, Bendigo is a thriving regional city located only 150km north west of Melbourne. It is a city with all the attributes of urban metropolis, and the benefits of living in regional Australia. Bendigo provides a strong supportive community base with good schools and excellent infrastructure. Fantastic restaurants, shops, cultural precincts, sporting facilities and tertiary facilities make our city a great place to live and work.

About Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health is the leading healthcare provider in regional Victoria with more than 4000 staff. We provide health care services to a population of over 306,000 people across the Loddon Mallee Region. Bendigo Health offers you a brand new facility, continued professional development, access to employee benefits and the opportunity to work with an organisation committed to continuous improvement, providing excellent community services and diverse and inclusive cultural values.

About the team

The Mental Health Professional Development Unit (MHPDU) provides professional leadership to Mental Health clinicians practicing in Bendigo Health by driving mental health workforce innovation in the areas of lived experience, clinical, educational and research interests with development of skills and knowledge consistent with national standards.

About the position

Under the guidance of the Senior Psychiatric Nurse Consultant, inpatient unit managers and support of the Mental Health Professional Development Unit, the position of a Consumer Consultant will work with consumers, family/carers and staff with a focus on the inpatient units promoting the consumer perspective. The primary role is to develop and promote effective consumer participation strategies to ensure service co-design and high standards of care.

About you

  • Substantial work place experience and skill transferable to the health setting or qualifications in a related discipline would be valued

  • Lived experience of mental illness and an understanding of the public mental health service system with capacity to draw on personal experience as well as the experience of other people to contribute to system improvements

  • Demonstrated experience (and/or values that enhance) working as part of a multidisciplinary team and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with key stakeholders (including consumers, people from diverse backgrounds, nominated persons, carers, family members, community agencies and a broad

  • Experience in and understanding of working with groups of people in community and inpatient settings in mental health

Staff Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Salary packaging (meals, entertainment and accommodation)

  • Well-being support through our Employee Assistance Program

  • Staff Immunisation Program

  • Gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool, exercise classes

  • Private health Insurance discounts

  • Social club discounts

For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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