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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Cairns

Mind Australia
  • Provide direct and meaningful support | Recovery Orientated Practice
  • Permanent Part Time | 4 days per week - Thursday to Sunday
  • Fixed Term - 12 months | Cairns location

Mind Australia Limited is one of Australia’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner, you will deliver a high quality, recovery oriented, direct psycho-social support through individual and group work to customers and their families and carers using a model of recovery oriented practice.


  • Provide direct support to individual customers
  • Engage with customers to fully understand their need for assistance
  • Work with families and carers at the time of transition back to community
  • Undertake group work
  • Work with local service providers

What you’ll bring:

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Cert IV in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field) as designated by Mind
  • Experience and expertise in working directly with people with mental health issues, complex needs, and with their families and carers
  • The ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of available community services, networks and supports
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the use of Microsoft/other software

Why Mind Australia?

  • Rewarding roles with a Not for Profit truly living their values
  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits
  • Supportive team environments
  • Learning, development and career opportunities

How to apply

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number #12592 . Online applications must be submitted by 10pm Sunday 31 May 2020.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

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