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Peer Practitioner - Box Hill

Mind Australia
  • With lived experience of mental ill health apply your unique specialist lens to provide recovery services to youth.
  • Permanent part time role | 30.4  hours per week
  • Box Hill Location

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental ill 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

headspace in partnership with Mind aims to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25 years residing the Northern Region of Melbourne. Services in this youth friendly space are delivered across four core streams - physical and sexual health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), and educational and vocational services to improve access for young people to mental health programs as well as ensuring better co-ordination between service providers 

We are seeking compassionate Peer Practitioner for permanent part time opportunity (30.4  hours per week)  in the Box Hill area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide services to young people, families, friends and carers. In this role you will be the champion of co-design and co-production in all aspects of the service, work with young people to define their own outcomes and deliver personalised support services and recovery-oriented care to young people living with mental ill health in the community. 

Key responsibilities

  • Willingness to utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery
  • Disclose your lived experience in an appropriate and purposeful manner to support, empower, bring hope and support the recovery of young people.
  • Provide direct support to young people and their families and friends by supporting them through a staged approach to recovery:
  • Support the team to understand and deliver services that are consistent with recovery oriented practice from a peer/lived experience perspective
  • 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, Peer Work, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field as designated by Mind.
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.


  • 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.)
  • Option to access Meal and Entertainment allowance up to $2,650 p.a. via Salary Packaging.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities. 


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494383. Please contact the person below for more information. 

Bowen Guan – Service Manager

[email protected] 

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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