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Lead Practitioner - Lived Experience - Mile End

Mind Australia
  • Provide leadership and use your lived experience to support those with mental ill health
  • Fixed term 6 month role with Possible Extension | Full time
  • Mile End/ North Adelaide 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

Mind’s Connect program supports individuals with mental health issues with strengths based, recovery-oriented frameworks to assist those experiencing distress and crisis to avoid hospital admissions or aid an earlier return home from hospital. Support is provided by case management ensuring services are coordinated and client’s lifestyle has meaning and value, reducing social isolation, enhancing independent living skills and establishing positive connections with support networks based on individual needs.

We are seeking a motivated, passionate Lead Practitioner - Lived Experience for a fixed term 6 month, full time opportunity (with a possibility of an extension) in the North Adelaide area to provide practice leadership and direction to staff in the delivery of the peer led Connect program. The Lead Practitioner will offer and coordinate services to clients, families and carers consistent with Mind’s My Better Life Model and organisational values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses and have the willingness to use personal experience to inform your work.
  • Provide practice leadership and support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Operate collaboratively with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.

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 staff through sharing your own learnings and recovery orientated practice.
  • Previous experience in supporting, mentoring and coaching a team.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and collaborating with families and carers.
  • Experience in assessing need and working collaboratively to plan goal focused recovery using evidence informed approaches and tools.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind by clicking Apply Now - reference number 14328. Online applications must be submitted by the advertised close date.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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