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Advanced Peer Worker


Jacaranda Place, Queensland Adolescent Extended treatment Centre, Chermside

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research. With a dedicated team of more than 4,500 people, our point of difference is in the way we provide care to children, young people and their families every day. This is through our steadfast commitment to providing patient and family-centred care at every level of our service and our continuous drive for service and operational excellence.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Administration
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Brisbane - North
Job ad reference QLD/H20CHQ341933
Closing date 08-Apr-2020
Job duration Up to 12 months
Contact person Emma Hart
Contact details 0436621458
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Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research. With a dedicated team of more than 4,500 people, our point of difference is in the way we provide care to children, young people and their families every day.  This is through our steadfast commitment to providing patient and family-centred care at every level of our service and our continuous drive for service and operational excellence.

 

About the Child and Youth Mental Health Service 

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) at Children's Health Queensland specialises in helping infants, children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have complex mental health needs.

CYMHS works collaboratively and in a recovery-oriented way with infants, children and young people and their families. This means we recognise and help build on individual and family strengths for better health and wellbeing. By working together, we support children, young people and families to get back on track to reach their optimal mental health.

CYMHS has a number of teams across the Greater Brisbane and Pine Rivers regions. We serve our local communities, and we outreach across Queensland through some of our specialist programs. We provide community and hospital based services, outreach and telepsychiatry programs, early intervention, forensic and other specialty services.

 

Each year CYMHS takes pride in providing quality mental health services to more than 2500 Queensland children and young people, and their families.

 

Your Opportunity:

The Advanced Peer Worker (Youth) is based on the idea that people who have had a lived experience of mental illness and have experienced recovery, with specialised training, can support others experiencing mental health difficulties and can intentionally engender hope by role-modelling recovery in a way that others without lived experience cannot. 

 Advanced Peer Worker (Youth) will:   

  • Be a positive role model for hope, encourage self-awareness and self-determination by sharing their own lived experience and life stories. 
  • Support the development, planning and delivery of support services to consumers, carers and families within CYMHS 
  • Utilise their lived experience of mental health issues to model recovery strategies to enable service providers and Non-Government Organisations (NGO's) to develop a better understanding of the recovery framework to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.
  • Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be a person with lived experience of child and or adolescent mental health recovery.

 Employment opportunities are not limited by race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, sexuality, gender or other protected attributes. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

What CHQ HHS can offer

Apart from contributing to the development of Australia's best paediatric health service, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing. Additional benefits include:

  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/life balance, variety and flexibility

 You can find out more about why it's so great to work at CHQ HHS here.

Some roles within Queensland Health are designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk roles'. A VPD risk role is a role in which the incumbent may be exposed to the risk of acquisition and/or transmission of a VPD. Please refer to the attached Role Description for more information and what requirements may exist.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online; Please review the Role Description for more information on application process requirements. Agency referrals will not be accepted for this position

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