Community Mental Health – Peer Practitioner Mind Australia


  • Use lived experience to deliver positive recovery-orientated services to clients with mental ill health supporting their wellbeing goals
  • Fixed term 10 month role | Part time 30.4 hours/week with Fleet Car or Allowance
  • Work from Home & Inner Northern Suburbs


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 Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (CMHWS) is a network of hubs designed to meet the increased need for immediate mental health support as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hubs act as a ‘front door’ service to the mental health system where people can access services without eligibility criteria or a referrals. CMHWS support people of all ages experiencing psychological distress or mental ill health and offer a blend of face-to-face support in the community, in person, telehealth and online services. The service delivers wellbeing supports tailored to a client’s individual needs including early intervention, specialist referrals, clinical care and treatment, and support for families and carers.


We are seeking an empathic, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner – Peer Practitioner for a 10 month fixed term, part time (30.4 hours per week) opportunity to work within an innovative new service in the Inner Northern suburbs area. Working from home, you will utilise lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to deliver positive, person-centred recovery-orientated supports to clients to achieve their recovery goals, promote wellbeing and live safely within the community. As this position requires travel across the metropolitan area a fleet car or allowance is provided.


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 in person and outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to remain in the community, promote their wellbeing and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish relationships with families and carers, create community networks and access to relevant services.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to 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.
  • Expertise in working with adults and young people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.



  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements – opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careersreference number 493931. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Thursday 24 August 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.


Rebecca MathesonOmondi, Service Manager – Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs

[email protected]


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.

 PD Community Mental Health Practitioner – Peer Practitioner (CMHWS) 20230130.pdf