Youth Peer Practitioner Sonder


 Who are we?

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace has 108 centres across Australia in metropolitan, regional and remote areas, as well as online and phone support services through eheadspace.

Sonder is the lead agency for headspace Adelaide, Edinburgh North, Marion and Onkapringa.


What benefits can we offer?

When you work with Sonder, you become part of the Sonder family and that provides you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Salary (excluding super) paid above award and reviewed annually
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development allowance provided yearly
  • Generous salary packaging options – increase your take home pay by 6-12%
  • Modern and welcoming office spaces
  • Christmas Closure Bonus Leave (above annual leave entitlements) 
  • Training opportunities
  • Meal & entertainment allowances
  • Paid parental leave, and much more!

Sonder are open to negotiating further benefits with the successful applicant to ensure an excellent working environment for you.


Hours: Part-Time (0.4FTE) Ongoing Contract

Location: headspace Adelaide

Position Description:


Learn about the position:

As our Youth Peer Practitioner, you will work as part of the headspace Early Psychosis Service. You will utilise your personal experience of mental illness to assist young people experiencing psychosis for the first time. Additionally, you will draw from a strengths-based recovery orientated service of care and act as a role model towards recovery for people experiencing mental illness.

The overall aims of the Youth Peer Support Program is to draw upon young people’s lived experience of mental health difficulties in order to:

  • Provide and hold hope, inspiration and empowerment for recovery
  • Destigmatise mental health difficulties
  • Provide opportunities for young people and staff to benefit from collective wisdom


Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working within a fast-paced environment.
  • Has their own lived experience of recovery from mental illness
  • Has previous work experience in administrative roles and has had experience
  • with using databases and computer systems.


Qualification Requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or equivalent
  • Current or willing to obtain a Working With Children’s Check
  • Safe Environments – Through Their Eyes Certificate (desirable but not required)


How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Sonder via our careers portal on our website.

Feel free to send any enquiries to [email protected]