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Parc - Peer Community Program Project Officer


Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Psychiatric Nurse (RPN4), Clinical Psychologist (P3), Occupational Therapist (OT3), Social Worker (SW3)
  • Part-time fixed term until October 2021
  • Mental Health - PARC - North Fitzroy

About the Company

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department

Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) provides short term sub-acute intensive residential services with a recovery focus to consumers who require additional support early in relapse or following an acute in patient admission. The service is run in partnership with Wellways.

About the Role

Under the guidance of the Manager - Mental Health Service Development Unit and PARC Manager, the Project Officer will support the implementation and evaluation of a consumer lived experience-led community group program. The Project Officer will support consumer lived experience peer educators in the development and delivery of recovery-based group modules for consumer participants of St Vincent's Mental Health.


  • Provide direct support to consumer lived experience peer educators in the planning, development and implementation of group modules that form the PARC Community Program
  • Support processes enabling consumers to register and participate in the program
  • Engage external training providers/lived experience subject matter experts and support the team in sourcing venues for program delivery
  • Lead the evaluation of the PARC Community Program in collaboration with the broader team
  • Facilitate service involvement in key community networks to support planning and partnership processes with a range of community organizations
  • Contribute to the development of relevant resources for internal and external stakeholders including web based and hard copy materials
  • Participate in training and education opportunities to support ongoing professional development

Classification range

  • OT/SW Grade 3 YB24 - YB27 or YC46 - YC49 ($93,860 - $107,234 per annum)
  • Psychologist Grade 3 PL1 - PL4 ($96,886 - $110,323 per annum)
  • RPN Grade 4 NP75 - NP77 ($98,800 - $109,200 per annum)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree (minimum) in Nursing which meets the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Division 1 or 3.
  • Masters Degree or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology recognized by the Australian Psychological Society and registered as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.SW). Eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work and registered as a Social Worker with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Eligible for membership of Australian Association of Occupational Therapy and registered as an Occupational Therapist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a mental health setting
  • Project experience desirable (or motivated to develop these skills)
  • Experience working alongside people with a lived experience is desirable
  • A current Victorian driver's license.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Fitzroy North, VIC

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