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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner - Adelaide

Mind Australia
  • Use your lived experience to provide meaningful recovery-orientated supports to clients with mental health challenges
  • Permanent | Full time
  • Adelaide / Mile End 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 National Psycho Social Program (NPSP) is a program delivered by Mind as part of a consortium with Neami National, Life Without Barriers, Mind Australia, Mission Australia and Skylight Mental Health. NPSP supports individuals with mental health issues within a recovery framework that’s focused on strengths and capabilities, including identifying and maintaining a lifestyle that has meaning and value, enabling participation in community life, and a reduction in social isolation as well as enhancing independent living skills and support networks.

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner for a permanent, full time opportunity to work alongside a high performing team in the Mile End area. Championing co-design and co-production of the program you will utilise your unique lens of lived experience of mental health and recovery to provide services to clients, families and carers consistent with Mind’s My Better Life Model.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using targeted, integrated case managed responses and willingness to use lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality services and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and 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.
  • Lived experience and willingness to support clients and the team through sharing your own learnings and recovery orientated practice.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and cooperatively with families and carers.
  • Experience in working cooperatively to plan goal-focused recovery using evidence informed approaches and tools.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14811.

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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