- Job posted on: 30th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
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.
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.
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
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.