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Recovery Coach

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Flexible role, supporting a diverse range of clients
  • 12-month max term contract with the potential for extension

The role of the Recovery Coach is to provide support to people with a mental health diagnosis to increase their independence, take more control of their lives and to better manage complex challenges of day to day living. 

This is a brand new support type which is rapidly growing in the NDIS sector and within LWB and we are excited about being able to expand our reach to help more clients. 

If you are looking for the next step in your support career and are passionate about coming up with innovative ways to support our clients achieve their goals, we would love to hear from you. 

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 7,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We partner with people (including those with a disability, in out of home care, experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, who may suffer mental illness, are refugees and older persons) to change lives for the better.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

As an established provider of services in the mental health sector, Life Without Barriers is expanding this support into the NDIS space and is excited to establish a new stream of services through our recovery coaches.

Aligning with an individuals’ NDIS Plan, the Psychosocial Recovery Coach will assist the participant in accessing a range of supports that suits their individual needs and improving their health, well-being and participation within the community. Working closely with families, carers and other services they will design, plan and implement a recovery plan that sets capabilities that support people to recognise and take responsibility for their own recovery and wellbeing, defining their goals and aspirations.

The successful candidate will have a lived experienced of mental health or a strong history in working with people with serious and persistent mental health conditions, have a drive to support capacity-building activities for the people they support, a compassionate and collaborative approach to their work, and enjoy finding innovative solutions to complex situations. 

This position if offered as a full-time, 12-month contract with the possibility of an extension, located in Unley working across the broader metropolitan Adelaide. Flexible working hours to meet the needs of clients which could include after hours and weekends.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Certificate IV in Mental Health Community Services) and/or relevant experience in mental health related peer work
  • Effective and professional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of severe and persistent mental health issues
  • Demonstrated strong time management skills including prioritisation of competing tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with consumers to build a trusting coaching relationship that motivates and builds capacity to problem solve, review progress, reflect and learn.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Recovery Principles and application of Recovery Orientated Practice, including understanding of psychosocial disability and recovery, trauma-informed practice, supported decision making and family inclusive practice.
  • Current drivers’ licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Check and DCSI/DHS Disability Services Employment Screening.


  • Work within a team passionate about facilitating positive changes for people
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with salary packaging benefits
  • Ongoing training, support and career opportunities
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter addressing the skills and experience criteria combined in one document, click 'Apply' and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Manon Timmermans at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Recovery Coach enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview if required.

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