Carer Peer Worker - Integration Hub (526446)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 8, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

Salary

$58,323 to $61,704 per annum

Classification

Health Services Officer Level 5

Award

Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.

Location

Mental Health Services South - Peacock Centre

Duties

As part of a small specialist team delivering high quality consumer focussed mental health services in accordance with the National Standards for Mental Health Services, Agency policy and direction and legal requirements, and relevant professional competencies, the Carer Peer Worker will:

  • Act as a positive role model for families and carers by using personal experience as a carer to share information, skills and strategies that support and promote overall wellbeing, knowledge and resilience.

  • Work within the Strengths Model of Recovery Orientated Practise
  • Support families and carers to advocate on behalf of themselves and the consumer

  • Actively uphold a culture of hope by using optimistic language supporting families and carers and celebrating ongoing involvement

  • Work with families and carers to support and sustain existing resources, assets, networks and relationships and to access opportunities, resources and services as required.

  • Actively participate in safety planning with a particular focus on the needs of families and carers.

  • Support the rights of people affected by mental health problems and mental disorders and those of their family members and/or carers, maintaining their privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

Essential Requirements

  • Personal experience of mental illness and use of clinical mental health services.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or willingness to work towards the same.

  • Evidence of knowledge, skill and experience in the recovery approach.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar vacancies.

(image) 526446 Carer Peer Worker - Integration Hub HSO5 (November 2021) HR.pdf
(image) 526446 Carer Peer Worker - Integration Hub HSO5 (November 2021) HR.docx
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.

Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your short form responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Chris Fox
Group Director, Reform Implementation Team
Phone: (03) 6166 1278
Email: chris.fox@ths.tas.gov.au

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