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Youth Peer Worker

Queensland Health Metro South Hospital and Healt... - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Adolescent Day Program is looking for a Youth Peer Worker who possess a personal lived/living experience of mental health and/or addiction issues and are able to use this experience to support others to foster hope and recovery. You will assist consumers, carers and families, service providers and Non-Government Organisations to develop a better understanding of the recovery framework while utilising a lived experience of mental health issues to work towards achieve the best outcomes for consumers.

Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Brisbane - South,Logan - Beaudesert
Yearly Salary: $65427 - $73126
Contact Name: Tracey Hassan
Contact Number: (07) 3053 9520
Closing Date: 08-JUN-21

Metro South Health is Australia's first digital health service and one of the largest in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland's population.

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro South Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to possess a personal lived/living experience of mental health and/or addiction issues and are able to use this experience to support others to foster hope and recovery.

The Youth Peer Worker facilitates the delivery of supports to consumers of the mental health service. The Youth Peer Worker is employed to assist consumers, carers and families, service providers and Non-Government Organisations to develop a better understanding of the recovery framework while utilising a lived experience of mental health issues to work towards achieve the best outcomes for consumers.

The Adolescent Day Program (ADP) provides intensive and specialist multidisciplinary assessment and integrated treatment and rehabilitation to adolescents aged between 13 and 18 years of age with severe, complex and persistent mental health problems, often associated with complex developmental comorbidities and significant functional impairment across multiple domains.

The ADP is run in partnership with Education Queensland and provides educational and therapeutic group based interventions, as well as individual treatment within a recovery framework and in collaboration with consumers, their families/carers and other stakeholders.

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Our ICARE² values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Engagement and Excellence, shape our culture within Metro South Health. Our values guide our day-to-day decision making and are fundamental to what we care about as a health service, how we behave, how we interact with each other and provide care to the many patients who come through our doors every day.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro South employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro South here: www.metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/join-our-team.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency




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