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Youth Outreach Recovery Support Coordinator - Peer Practitioner - Wodonga

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience of mental ill health to provide empathic, positive recovery-focused supports to young people
  • Fixed term 12 month role | Full time
  • Wodonga 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 Youth Psychosocial Recovery Service (YPRS) is a psychosocial support model for young people aged 16-25 years who have a mental illness and other complexities. The service provides intensive case management underpinned by Mind’s Model of Recovery Oriented Practice to support young people pre and post entry to a Youth Residential Rehabilitation (YRR) service and as an alternative to YRR placement. YPRS will facilitate wrap around support, linkages and utilise brokerage funding to assist in responding to need.

We are seeking a self-motivated, compassionate Youth Outreach Recovery Support Coordinator - Peer Practitioner for a 12 month fixed term, full time opportunity in the Wodonga area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health to engage with young people through assertive outreach, coordinating wrap around supports and provide our clients with empathetic, positive support.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and the work of the team.
  • Provide support to young people using intensive targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences in a residential setting.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid young people 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 young people with severe mental health issues, complex needs and collaborating with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and 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.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14991.

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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