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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner - WFH & Northern Suburbs

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience of mental ill health to deliver outreach services to clients supporting their recovery goals and wellbeing
  • Fixed term 6 month role with possible extension | Part time 30.4 hours/week with Company Car
  • Work from Home & Northern Location

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental distress and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. 

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 Early Intervention Psychological Support Response Service (EIPSRS) provides a person-centered approach to recovery which is tailored to meet the needs of people living with mental ill health in the community. EIPSRS provides an individualised, tiered program of recovery support of up to 12 months delivered to clients with the level of engagement determined by their needs, services include individual support, one-on-one outreach services and group work. The services are designed to enhance recovery, achieve wellbeing goals, build capacity and life skills, maintain sustainable housing, improve relationships with families and carers, develop social and community connections, and live safely and independently in the community.

We are seeking an empathetic, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term with possible extension, part time (30.4 hours per week) opportunity to work in the Northern area. Working from home, you will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to deliver assertive person-centred outreach services to clients to achieve their recovery goals, build capacity and living skills, strengthen social and community networks, maintain housing and live independently. As this position requires travel across the regional area a fully maintained company car is provided. 

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and that of the team.
  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to remain in their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish connections with families and carers, create community networks and access to relevant services.
  • 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 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.
  • Lived experience and willingness to support clients through sharing your own learnings and recovery orientated practice is required.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders. 


  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 p.a. allows you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to cover living expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, child care, car leasing expenses etc.)
  • Generous leave entitlements including 8 weeks paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Fully maintained company car for private use.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494396. Please contact the person below for more information.

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.

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