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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner

  • 492679
  • Victoria
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Part Time
  • Use lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to support clients achieve their wellbeing goals and independent living
  • Permanent role | Part time 30 hours/week, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Albert Park Location


Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.


We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.


About the role

The Supported Independent Living (SIL) residential service is for people living with severe and enduring psychosocial disability. Clients are supported 24/7 and funded through their NDIS packages with practice guided by Mind’s Model of Recovery Oriented Practice, SIL model and the Dual Disability framework. SIL services work collaboratively with clients providing personalised one-on-one support, shared supports and group activities based on strengths and goals identified in an individual’s recovery plan to build daily living skills, strengthen relationships with families and carers, enhance social connections and community networks, and grow confidence and capacity to live safely in the community.


We are seeking a compassionate, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner for a permanent, part time (30 hours per week) opportunity to work alongside a caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Albert Park area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health to provide person-centred, recovery-oriented supports to clients to achieve wellbeing goals, build life skills, strengthen social relationships, enhance support networks and build capacity to live independently.


Key responsibilities

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and the work of the team.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life through an individual approach to recovery.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.


What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Prior lived experience and willingness to support clients through sharing learnings and recovery-orientated practice is required.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and collaborating with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.



  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492679. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Thursday 8 December 2022. Please contact the person below for more information.


Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

Download File PD Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner (SIL) 20220630.pdf

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