Position Details
Reference Number 30764
Position Title Peer Worker - Lived Experience NSP
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Drug & Alcohol Services
Location Dandenong
Position Summary

Lived Experience Peer Worker, Drug & Alcohol Services Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Monash Health 

  • Fixed Term part time, 45.6 hours per fortnight 
  • Until 30th June 2019

About the Role

An exciting new position is now available for a Lived Experience Peer Worker with the Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Services Needle Syringe Program (NSP). This new position is funded by the Department of Health & Human Services under the Proactive Overdose Response Initiative. This funding follows an increase in overdose incidents, including heroin overdoses, in Victoria since 2013.

The focus of this initiative is to enhance services for people who have recently experienced a non-fatal over dose to reduce the likelihood of future overdoses and those at risk of overdose. The role will be based at the fixed site Needle Syring Program in Dandenong however the role will include engagement of key stake holders and their clients who are at risk of overdose. The Peer Worker will work to improve the services engagement of persons accessing the NSP, the provision of Naloxone training and resources, provision of safe injecting equipment, information and referral with the Harm Minimisation Framework underpinning practice.

The role will work closely with the team of the Needle Syringe Program and Primary Health Clinic as well as the Peer Workforce already established within the service. This role is part time, 45.6 hours per fortnight and is currently funded through to the 30th June 2019.

Selection Criteria Currently holds minimum qualification to work in Drug & Alcohol Services - Certificate of Drug & Alcohol
Contact Person
Theresa Lewis Leevy Team Leader 9792 7630 theresa.lewisleevy@monashhealth.org
Debra Alexander Operational Manager 0405180417
Advertising Closing 26/02/2018
Proposed End Date 30/06/2019
Position Documents
Psoition Description NSP Peer Lived Experience Worker PD.docx
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