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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Northern Suburbs

Mind Australia
  • Deliver positive recovery-orientated services to clients with mental ill health supporting their wellbeing & recovery goals
  • Fixed term 7 month role - Part time 30.4 hours/week with Fleet Car or Allowance
  • Work from Home & Northern Suburbs Location

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental distress and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds.

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

 About the role

The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (CMHWS) is a network of hubs designed to meet the increased need for immediate mental health. The hubs act as a ‘front door’ service to the mental health system where people can access services without eligibility criteria or a referrals. CMHWS support people of all ages experiencing psychological distress or mental ill health and offer a blend of face-to-face support in the community, in person, telehealth and online services. The service delivers wellbeing supports tailored to a client’s individual needs including early intervention, specialist referrals, clinical care and treatment, and support for families and carers.

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 7 month fixed term, part time opportunity (30.4 hours per week) to work within an innovative new service in the Northern suburbs area. Working from home, you will deliver positive, person-centred recovery-orientated supports to clients to achieve their recovery goals, promote wellbeing and live safely within the community. As this position requires travel across the metropolitan area a fleet car or allowance is provided. 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality in person and outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to remain in the community, promote their wellbeing and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish relationships with families and carers, create community networks and access to relevant services.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with adults and young people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.


  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 p.a. allows you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to cover living expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, child care, car leasing expenses etc.)
  • Generous leave entitlements including 8 weeks paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading .
  • Learning, development and career opportunities. 


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494339. Please contact the person below for more information.

Rebecca MathesonOmondi, Service Manager Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs

[email protected]        

The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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