Peer Practitioner

Welcome to Lutheran Care. We are an energetic, forward thinking and values driven not for profit organisation, providing support to people who need it most.

Our organisation offers a wide range of programs and services and we support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and disability support. Current programs include Homelessness and Housing, Community Connections, Community Hubs, Community Visitors Scheme, Elcies Disability Care, Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Family Support and Education and Foster Care. Through innovative approaches, we strive to enhance the well-being of individuals and make a positive impact on their lives.

And this is where you come in!

We are seeking someone who is passionate about using their lived experience to support others on their mental health journey. Join our team as a Peer Practitioner at the Western Hub and play a vital role in providing support and hope to consumers. As a Peer Practitioner, your objectives will be to greet and welcome consumers, build relationships based on shared experiences, assist with service navigation, provide information and resources, and connect consumers to internal and external supports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome consumers to the hub, providing a warm and supportive environment.
  • Explain hub services and ensure consumers have a clear understanding of available resources and support.
  • Build relationships based on a collective understanding of shared experiences, self-determination, and empowerment.
  • Collaborate with consumers and carers to assist them in navigating the mental health service system, finding appropriate treatment, care, or support.
  • Provide hope and support for change and recovery by sharing mental health information, including information about other services and supports, both physical and online.
  • Foster connections between consumers and internal or external supports through warm referrals, ensuring individuals receive the assistance they need.

If you are passionate about using your lived experience to support others, and possess the necessary qualifications and skills, we invite you to apply for the position of Peer Practitioner. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those seeking mental health support.

Lutheran Care values all its staff by ensuring they are well supported through paid maternity and paternity leave, an Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service, access to internal and external training opportunities, an annual staff conference and professional development days, annual staff/volunteer celebrations and an innovative and caring culture.

Salary Packaging:

We offer a competitive remuneration plus salary packaging. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI), such as Lutheran Care, to offer special tax concessions. Through salary packaging, these concessions allow employees to increase their take-home pay.

To Apply:

For details about Lutheran Care, please browse our website. You can also check us out on our Lutheran Care Facebook page. To access our Job Description, please click on the above link.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact

All applications must include a Cover Letter and current Resume.

Only applications submitted via Seek, will be accepted. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team environment, within a progressive, customer-focused organisation.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Driver’s License and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel). In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption.


Lutheran Care is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and those from culturally diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Sunday Jul 9 2023 at 5.00pm