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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Worker - Mackay

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience to support clients with mental ill health return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life
  • Fixed term 24 month role | Part time 23 hours/week, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Mackay 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 Group Based Recovery Support Programs (GBRSP) provide support of up to 12 months to help clients live independently and safely in the community. Paired with individual 1:1 support this service provides multidisciplinary, tiered community based psychosocial support delivered through partnerships with hospital networks. The service focuses on supporting individuals with mental health issues within a framework of recovery that is focused on strengths and capabilities.

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Worker for 24 month fixed term, part time (23 hours week per week) opportunity to work on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Cairns area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide clients empathetic, person-centred support to return to their community and 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.
  • Assist clients to plan and work towards their recovery goals and transition to independent living.
  • Work within a recovery oriented framework to support clients, families and carers.
  • Provide consultation to raise awareness of health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • 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 interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the 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 click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 15225.

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.

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