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State Wide Coordinator - Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program 

Mental Health Victoria (MHV) is the peak body for Victoria’s mental health sector and aims to ensure that all Victorians living with mental illness can access the treatment and support they need to lead fulfilling lives in the community.

MHV is seeking to appoint a Statewide Coodinator to lead the Lived Experience Peer Cadet Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Division and mental health service providers.

This is an established role within Mental Health Victoria’s Workforce Development Team.

The Lived Experience Peer Cadet Initiative aims to increase the number of places where people with a lived and living experience can start a career in Victorian mental health and wellbeing services and become part of the lived experience workforce.

The initiative comprises three elements working together to support the expansion and enhancement of the lived experience workforce.

  • The Statewide Coordinator will lead a community of reflective practice in sustainable cadetship models. Synthesis and documentation of initiative learnings will support future replication by other community and clinical mental health services.
  • Project leads within the mental health services will develop and implement cadet learning structures and supports.
  • Cadets will develop knowledge, skills and confidence in a structured and supported mental health service environment. Cadets work in a supernumerary capacity and function within a mental health service, in a role reflecting the lived experience cadet position description and scope of practice. They will receive supervision and/or reflective practice opportunities from supervisors/mentors throughout their employment.

Specifically working in collaboration with the lived experience peer cadet project leads in the funded non-government mental health service, the Statewide Coordinator will:

  • Lead a community of reflective practice in sustainable cadetship models.
  • Lead the evaluation of the Lived Experience Peer Cadet Initiative.
  • Synthesise and document learnings from the initiative to support future replication by other community and clinical mental health services.

Previous experience in promoting the voice of people with lived experience, as well as an understanding of contemporary lived experience peer work models, the provision of mental health care, the development and delivery of reflective practice, workforce, and/or student placement models, and project management and implementation skills, will be critical in ensuring your success.

The role is based in the Melbourne CBD, offering competitive remuneration, salary packaging, hybrid working arrangements and some flexibility of hours. If you have personal lived experience of mental illness or experience as a carer, hold a tertiary degree and subsequent relevant experience in mental health, community services or similar settings, or relevant disciplines we would like to hear from you.

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