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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Port Augusta & Whyalla

Mind Australia
  • Bring hope and empowerment to clients with mental health challenges to achieve recovery goals and independent living
  • Permanent Full time | Multiple positions available
  • 7 day rotating roster, some extended hours, weekend work and public holidays are required
  • Port Augusta & Whyalla

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental ill health 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. Mind has been supporting people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges to find help, hope and purpose in their lives for more than 45 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 NAPSS ICSS Psychosocial services provide person-centred support, including goal setting, transition planning, and assistance with NDIS services. The two-tiered approach includes:

  • Tier 1: Intensive Crisis Support – Offers intense, flexible support and case management for 6 weeks to reduce distress, enhance safety, and establish community service links.
  • Tier 2: Non-acute Psychosocial Support – Provides moderate support over 4 to 12 months, focusing on achieving personal goals, enhancing recovery, building daily skills, maintaining housing, improving relationships, developing social connections, and living independently. It also assists with NDIS eligibility, application, and transition to NDIS services.

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner eager to make a difference in people’s lives for a permanent, full time opportunity to work alongside a caring team in the Port Augusta & Whyalla area. You will provide person-centred, recovery-oriented support to clients to achieve their recovery goals, build capacity to live safely in the community, strengthen social connections, achieve wellbeing goals and live independently.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Provide support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Support clients to return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life through an individualised 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 people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Awareness and understanding of the NDIS is desirable.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • 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.)
  • Option to access Meal and Entertainment allowance up to $2,650 p.a. via Salary Packaging.
  • Access to corporate health and fitness benefits.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Converge International, for you and your immediate family members.
  • Professional development through regular supervision sessions.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494986.  Please contact the person below for more information.

Kathryn Cousins, Service Manager
[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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