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Senior Family Peer Support Worker and Family Peer Support Worker -Discipline Senior

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Other, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

The Role:

RCH Mental Health provides treatment, care and support to infants and children with the greatest support needs in the North and West Metropolitan Area of Melbourne, as well as their families.  As a result of the Final Report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the service is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation that will enable us to help more infants and children and deliver a best practice, person-centred contemporary model of care.

 

At the heart of this transformation is valuing the preferences, insights and expertise of people with a living or lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery, as well as families, carers and supporters who have cared for them.  People with a lived experience will be valued in our service in leadership, strategy and service planning and delivery roles.

 

The first tranche of Family Peer Support Workers are a key part of the transformation at our service. Working as valued members of our multi-disciplinary teams, these workers are providing direct service delivery to families receiving treatment, care and support from one of the three teams that are based out in the community.

 

This is a new ongoing position for a Senior Family Peer Support Worker and Discipline Senior of Family Peer Work. The Senior Family Peer Support Worker will directly help families (0.6 FTE), and also provide the function of Discipline Senior for Family Peer Support Work.  In the Discipline Senior role (0.2 FTE), the Senior Family Peer Support Worker successful applicant will lead the development and maturity of a model for family peer support work in the RCH Mental Health Service, assist with recruitment and retention, coordinate and/or provide training and development and provide professional supervision to each of the Family Peer Support workers.

 

Family Peer Support Workers use their own lived experience and professional expertise to share their skills and learning, increase problem solving capabilities and provide emotional support, information and practical assistance to families in a way that is tailored to meet the needs of each family.  Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, Family Peer Support Workers promote choice, self-determination and greater opportunities for families to be heard and be active participants in the treatment, care and support provided.

 

RCH Mental Health is a Level 5 tertiary Infant, Child and Family Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and comprises community and hospital-based services.  This includes an Intake and Assessment Team based at Parkville and three multidisciplinary community-based teams located at Travancore, St Albans and Hoppers Crossing.  The Community teams are led by a partnership between a Team Coordinator and a Consultant Psychiatrist, with the Team Coordinator responsible for the operational functioning of the team, and the Consultant Psychiatrist accountable for driving high quality clinical care across the Team. 

 

RCH Mental Health is currently undergoing an exciting transformation and expansion as we implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The transformation will allow the RCH Mental Health Service to help more infants and children and their families and implement contemporary models of care that best meet the needs of the families we serve and support them to use their collective strengths for recovery and hope. 

 

Please note: This is a designated lived experience role and is only open to people who have a lived experience of caring for an infant or child who is or has experienced a mental health challenge (specific disclosure is not required).  The successful applicant is expected to utilise their own lived experience and professional expertise in lived experience in the direct service delivery to the families we are supporting.  

 

For more information please contact Jane Blurton, Service Transformation Manager on 0419 009 377 

 

 

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

 

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

 

To view the Position Description please click here.

 

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

 

 

Why work at the RCH?

RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

All applicants please be aware that it is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, employment. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 7 July 2022