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Peer Practitioner - St. James / Perth

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience to support clients with mental ill health return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Part time 19 hours/week (Mon-Fri)
  • St. James,  Perth Location

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental ill health 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 Saint James Transitional Care Unit (TCU) residential service, delivered in partnership with East Metro Health Service network, supports clients aged between 18-64 years up to 6 months to transition from a hospital setting back into the community or to prevent admissions whilst residing in the community. TCU offers recovery-focused, person-centred supports delivered by specialised mental health clinicians and peer workers a shift from treating symptoms to coaching people to develop a life with meaning and purpose. Clients are supported to achieve their recovery goals, build life skills, develop links with support networks, strengthen relationships with families and carers, participate in work or education, and grow capacity to live independently. 

We are seeking a compassionate, resilient Peer Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, part time (19  hours per week) opportunity to work alongside a caring team in the St. James area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide empathetic, person-centred supports to clients to achieve their wellbeing goals, build capacity and daily living skills, strengthen social connections and community networks, and live independently in the community. This role requires availability from Monday to Friday, working between 8 am and 5 pm.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and that of the team.
  • Support clients return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life through an individual approach to recovery.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • 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 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. 


  • 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 and 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Converge International, for you and your immediate family members.
  • Professional development through regular supervision sessions.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494419. Please contact the person below for more information.

Susan Greenhatch, 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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