Peer Worker – Suicide Prevention Alternatives to Emergency

  • Company:
    Western NSW Local Health District
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
  • Category:

<p style="font-family:Arial"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><img alt="" src="https://mcusercontent.com/7c1c49b9463b0d4df3fcd5d8d/images/a917a568-d422-4630-b0f6-25bba7e97b18.jpg" style="height:100%; width:100%" /><br /> <br /> Employment Type</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span>:&nbsp;<span style="color:black">Temporary Full Time up to 30 Jun 2022 (job share may be considered)<br /> <strong>Position Classification</strong>:&nbsp;Health Education Officer Graduate / Non Graduate<br /> <strong>Remuneration</strong>: $54,196.00 – $92,481.00 pa plus super<br /> <strong>Hours Per Week</strong>:&nbsp;38<br /> <strong>Location: </strong></span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><a href="http://www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Dubbo,</a></span></span></u></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="text-underline:none">&nbsp; or&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></u></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><a href="https://visitparkes.com.au/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Parkes, NSW</a></span></span></u></span><br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black"><strong>Applications Close: </strong>21 Sep 2020 – 11.59pm</span></span></span><br /> <br /> <em><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="background-color:white"><span>Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.</span></span></span></em><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">About the opportunity</span></span></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="background-color:white"><span>The Alternative to Emergency Departments Service is a key initiative of the Towards Zero Suicides NSW government program and this role will provide responsive, recovery oriented trauma-informed clinical support for people in crisis.<br /> <br /> The Alternatives to Emergency Departments (Safe Haven) service provides a non-clinical alternative to going to an emergency department or remaining in emergency unnecessarily when experiencing a suicidal crisis.&nbsp; The service is delivered in a &lsquo;caf&eacute; style&rsquo; environment which provides a safe, non-medical space staffed by peer support workers and other professionals, supporting and linking guests with appropriate services.<br /> <br /> The service aims to promote a no wrong door approach, providing appropriate responsive care in a warm, welcoming environment. The service will operate on weekends and after hours, which is a requirement for this role.<br /> <br /> This is an opportunity for a person with a lived experience of suicidal crisis and/or attempt, or lived experience of caring for someone experiencing suicidal crisis to support their local community and make a difference in this exciting new initiative.</span></span></span><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">What we can offer you</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Country living with a meaningful career path</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Paid leave entitlements</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Monthly ADOs for full time staff</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Corporate wellbeing programs, including the </span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><a href="https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/health-careers/Documents/Orientation/Factsheet%20-%20Fitness%20Passport.pdf" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Fitness Passport</a></span></span></u></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with </span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><a href="https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">My Health Learning</a></span></span></u></span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">and the NSW Health RTO</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span><span style="color:black">Professional growth and accelerated<strong> </strong>career progression</span></span></span><br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="font-family:Arial"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">Where you&#39;ll be working</span></span></span></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">Mental Health, Drug &amp; Alcohol Services &ndash; Parkes or Dubbo</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District.&nbsp;For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><a href="http://bit.ly/2eDQhin" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Western NSW Health Careers.</a></span></span></span></u></span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span>Our Mental Health,&nbsp;Drug and&nbsp;Alcohol Services are a critical part of the care we deliver to our local communities. We are at the forefront in the delivery of rural and remote mental health, drug and alcohol services across a catchment area of 400,000 square kilometres with the regional centres of Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst as hubs to provide services both locally and to our more rural and remote towns.</span></span></span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District, </span></span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><a href="https://youtu.be/yY6dum2k_5w" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">watch our video</a></span></span></span></u></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">!</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:11px"><br /> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span>Help with your application and how you apply for the position</span></span></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span>To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the Selection Criteria as thoroughly as possible. For information regarding the Selection Criteria and guidance with the application process, pre-employment checks and categories of vaccinations required for this role<span style="color:#1f497d">, </span>please review </span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><a href="https://ocxz.cit.health.nsw.gov.au/excluded-apps/XXRecRequisitionPD-context-root/faces/XXRecRequisitionPDPG?xxJobId=REQ186508" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Position Description</a></span></span></span></u></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span> and also download the </span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><a href="https://mcusercontent.com/7c1c49b9463b0d4df3fcd5d8d/files/2e342447-d573-4b6d-aa58-9e7a0bb09ea7/WNSWLHD_Employment_with_Western_NSW_Information_Booklet_FEB_2020.pdf" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Guide to Employment with Western NSW booklet</a></span></span></span></u></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span>.<br /> <br /> <span style="color:black">Please apply for this position online by clicking &lsquo;Apply for Job&rsquo; at the top of this advertisement.</span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span>Need more information? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span>For role related queries or questions please contact Martin Davis on <a href="mailto:martin.davis@health.nsw.gov.au" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">martin.davis@health.nsw.gov.au</a> or 0449 070 946 (08:30-16:00 Monday-Friday)</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="font-family:Arial"><br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><strong>Talent pool</strong><br /> If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.</span></span></span><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">Targeted role</span></span></span></span></strong><br /> <span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">This is a targeted position in accordance with </span></span></span></span></span><strong><em><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="line-height:107%"><span>GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons</span></span></span></span></em></strong><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria.&nbsp;Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.</span></span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="letter-spacing:.2pt">Stepping Up &ndash; Close the Gap</span></span></span></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">The&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><a href="https://aes.org.au/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES)</a></span></span></span></u></span><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black"><span style="letter-spacing:.2pt">&nbsp;is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8100 or email </span></span></span></span><span style="color:blue"><u style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><a href="mailto:dubbo.recruitment@aes.org.au" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">dubbo.recruitment@aes.org.au</a></span></span></span></u></span><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:10.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="line-height:107%"><span><span style="color:black">. 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