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Mental Health Victoria – Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program
Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program applications open soon
Applications for the Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program will be open from 17 January. Cadets will receive a paid two day a week cadetship over 12 months.
What is the Peer Cadet Program?
The Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program is an employment opportunity for people with lived experience undertaking the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work, to enter paid employment across one of six participating Victorian non-government community mental health services.
Beginning February 2022, the program offers a paid two day a week cadetship over 12 months at cohealth, EACH, Mind Australia, Neami National, Uniting Victoria Tasmania, or Wellways.
Peer Cadets will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence in a structured and supported environment. Throughout their employment cadets will receive supervision, training and reflective practice opportunities that are discipline specific.
The Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program is funded by the Victorian Government.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled to begin within the Cadetship Period or already undertaking the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work and meet the selection criteria defined by participating organisations.
There are multiple sites from participating organisations across metro and regional Victoria.
How are applications made?
The application portal and related information is hosted by Mental Health Victoria. Applications will be live on 17 January and close on 31 January with screening to take place directly and followed by organisation specific interviews.