Peer Mentor ARCOFYRE


About us:

ARCOFYRE® is a lived experience social enterprise with a focus on peer-led rehabilitation and reintegration.


People with disability are over-represented in the Australian criminal justice system and are a disadvantaged sub-population within the already disadvantaged prison population.

Inadequate disability support is linked to cycles of offending and reincarceration for people with disability.

Despite the importance and prevalence of these issues, there is limited research in Australia on the intersection of disability and correctional services.




“We love it when a plan comes together!”



To support all people who have been through or are at-risk of exposure to the criminal justice system. 

We provide a focused, productive and useful plan encompassing support, vision and hope. 

Our vision is a society that has changed its perspective towards those who have contacted the criminal justice system and deserve a second chance. 

To show empathy to the vulnerable and to give hope to their futures.


Qualifications & experience:

  • Lived experience is highly valued.
  • Certificate III or higher in a relevant discipline or significant work experience is desirable.
  • Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background assessment.
  • Full SA Drivers Licence
  • Knowledge of the basic structure of the criminal justice system.
  • Identifying resources for substance abuse treatment and recovery support, as well as knowledge in relation to factors which support long-term substance abuse recovery.
  • The ability to maintain professional boundaries and strictly adhere to the Arcofyre’s Code of Conduct, policies, procedures and instructions from senior management.
  • Provide 24/7 support to clients who may be in crisis by way of Critical Outreach support.


Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Provide a role model for both people in recovery by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
  • Assist clients to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  • Support external criminal justice services stakeholders in planning for services for clients, through face-to-face meetings and facilitation of group discussions.
  • Capacity building for clients who have been released from prison.
  • Provide support services and guidance to program participants for every phase of their journey.
  • Develop collaborative and supportive relationships with government departments, community groups and other agencies.
  • Maintain documentation, logs, reports and records of client interactions and services provided in appropriate files and databases.



  • Joining a growing team on the frontlines of criminal justice.
  • Privately owned and operated.
  • Seeking leaders who can think outside the box.
  • Professional development is a key focus for our staff.