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Peer Practitioner - Relief Worker - Victoria Park

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience to support clients with mental ill health return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life
  • Casual roles with Hourly Rate + 25% Loading | Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Victoria Park 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 Saint James Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is a residential service providing support to clients, aged between 18-64 years, experiencing mental health issues delivered in partnership with East Metro Health Service networks. The service is a recovery-focused and person-centred which is a fundamental shift away from treating symptoms to coaching people to develop a life with meaning and purpose for themselves. Clients will be focussing on individual recovery goals to support independent living, work and/or study.

We are seeking compassionate, resilient Peer Practitioners for casual opportunities to join a new team in the Victoria Park area. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide clients empathetic, person-centred supports to enable a return to their community and live independently.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and the work of the team.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work within a recovery oriented framework to support clients, families and carers.
  • 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.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 15294.

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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