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April

Peer Worker

WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT - Sydney, NSW

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Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Employment Type

: Permanent Part Time


Position Classification

: Health Education Officer Non Graduate


Remuneration

: $27.41 - $40.39 per hour


Hours Per Week

: 16 (Job Share may be considered for part time hours)


Requisition ID

: REQ225213

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The position will support the implementation and delivery of Child and Youth Mental Health (PCYMHS) services within the recovery framework.
This framework requires that services demonstrate a culture andlanguage of hope and optimism, be person centred and holistic, support personal recovery, develop a workforce and organisational culture that is conducive to recovery and make active choices regarding social inclusion.
Peer workers will use their lived experience and work collaborativelywith other PCYMHS staff to support and advocate for children andyoung people, their families and support people through purposefulsharing of their lived experience, inspiring hope that recovery ispossible for all, modelling hope and wellbeing strategies that supportRecovery and challenging stigma associated with mental health problems.
Consumer Peer workers also have a role in educating clinical staff and providing representative input into systemic issues through service development activities. Peer workers will receive appropriate training, supervision and support to carry out their roles.

People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Westmead hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Westmead Hospital. This does not apply for staff with disability.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.