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Allied Health Assistant, Peer Worker - Inner Melbourne Connections


Reference: 4654166

Part-time 0.5 EFT

Fixed term for 12 months

Newly created position

Based in the CBD (Victoria street)


We put our people first, not just our clients. We recognise that our success is a direct reflection of our people, so we've created an environment that facilitates professional development, knowledge exchange and learning. This is so our people can confidently deliver exceptional service and care as experts.

  • Keep your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours
  • Generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay
  • Work within an ambitious and fast paced environment and join a team with a heart! Love what you do!


The Inner Melbourne Connections Program (IMCP) is a newly established pilot program, a partnership with Melbourne City Mission. Providing psychosocial and health supports to people who are significantly affected by mental health issues and experiences of homelessness but who are not eligible for support through the NDIS. Providing assertive outreach activities and on site drop in supports, to identify and engage potential clients. Individual case work and planning will then be used to develop packages of care that will identify recovery focused goals, address key health and housing concerns, and identify key barriers clients may be facing in achieving their goals.


About the role

Within this newly created position you'll play a key role in engaging potential clients, providing one to one support to assist client access to community supports. Along with providing support and advocacy to clients accessing Inner Melbourne Connections Program. Plus, the opportunity to work collaboratively with the IMCP team to assist in the development of individual care plans and contribute to case review meetings.


You will value interacting with professionals and thrive on working in a supportive culture founded on teamwork, integrity and social responsibility. To be successful in this role you have the following:

  • Completion of a Certificate IV Allied Health Assistant, or other relevant qualification;
  • Lived experience of homelessness and/or mental health;
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate and role model a positive outlook even during challenging times;
  • Ability to establish respectful professional relationships that have clear boundaries with consumers, staff and partner organisations; and
  • Good computer skills and experience with electronic client management systems, plus have the ability to adapt to new systems quickly.


Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working with an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.


Additional information can be obtained by viewing the attached position description.

Applications close on 28th April @ 10.00pm


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People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)