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Peer Support Worker - Forensic Youth Mental Health

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Peer Support Worker - Forensic Youth Mental Health

  • Based at the Orygen Specialty Program Inpatient Unit based in Footscray

  • Part time ongoing opportunity 16 hours per fortnight

  • Support young people with complex needs in our Intensive care area

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • Join a team who are passionate about the role of the peer workforce in the youth mental health and youth justice workforce

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Provide lived experience specific values and perspective within the multidisciplinary team

  • Provide support and information in an accessible and timely manner about rights and responsibilities and support consumers to be involved in decision making and self-advocacy

  • Work closely with clinical and lived experience staff, including family peer support workers

  • Work with others in the clinical team, to understand risk and develop plans to work towards reducing risk Ensure service provision is in collaboration with young people and their families, is client centred, recovery oriented and strengths focused

Your Contribution

  • Although it is not essential to the role, it is desirable that the incumbent has lived experience of using the youth justice system and can be an effective role model for young people in our service

  • To have been or be a first-hand user of mental health services, preferably as a young person and have the ability to share experiences in a recovery focused way

  • Experience in delivering peer work in mental health 

  • Experience in the development of models of peer work

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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