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Recovery Mentor
Part Time; Located in Heathridge and surrounding suburbs

 Individualised Community Living

 Do you have passion and commitment for supporting

people to continue living in the community?


Recovery Mentors at Avivo play an important role in our organisation. They share responsibility for providing quality supports to our customers and form an integral link between our customers and the rest of the team.


We are looking for a mentor to join our dynamic Individualised Community Living team (North of the River areas). Our ICL program is focused on identifying and building on the strengths of  the people we support to enhance their recovery and meeting their individual needs.


The complexity of the work we do requires the applicant to have the skills and knowledge of a sophisticated recovery practice.


As a minimum requirement:

  • Previous experience in the Mental Health sector
  • Previous experience in community work
  • Ability to build good relationships and maintain the professional boundaries of the role
  • Work effectively around chaos and find simple creative solutions
  • Be able to facilitate people to develop and sustain their own social connections and relationships
  • Commitment to helping people to develop skills to self-manage their lifestyle and well being

Selection Criteria:

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or working towards
  • Practical experience in Mental Health and supporting people in recovery
  • Display strong communication skills with an ability to take initiative
  • Good understanding of strength based practice and how to apply it
  • Flexible availability to respond to changing support times and attend shifts during the week and weekends (approximately 6 hours a week)
  • Daily access to a reliable vehicle and possess a valid driver’s licence

In return, successful candidates will receive a hourly rate of $25.50 plus super including the option of salary packaging up to $15,900! Other benefits include the payment of travel time, a travel allowance of 76 cents per kilometre between supports and great training opportunities.


To apply, you will need to complete an online application and upload your resume and cover letter as ONE document.


People with a lived experience of recovery are encouraged to apply.


 Making an appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Police Clearance.


We value a diverse workforce with different life experiences, skills and backgrounds including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


Closing Date: 5th February 2018

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