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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Relief Worker

Mind Australia
  • South Australia - Adelaide Area
  • Casual | Short Stay Trips
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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

We have an exciting opportunity for casual Community Mental Health Practitioners to collaborate with the team to host Mind's Recovery Retreats. Our Recovery Retreats are to a range of destinations, and we’re always planning our next supported getaways.

In this role, you will support people with a psychosocial disability to enjoy their time at the Recovery Retreat with access to activities and social connection. There is also the possibility to provide backfill within our other programs. Successful applicants will have flexible availability and willingness to work across a range of shifts including nights and weekends.


  • Spend time supporting customers to engage in new experiences
  • Build people’s capacity in activities of daily living
  • Support people to build their independence in a safe and supportive setting.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field
  • Ability to work within a recovery oriented framework to support individuals, families and carers
  • Competency in developing strength based assessments with clients
  • Facilitation of the re-engagement and maintenance of family and carer relationships
  • Experience supporting clients in developing daily living skills and capacity for self-care


  • Gain first-hand experience supporting our clients to have rewarding experiences
  • Have an opportunity to work directly with clients putting your knowledge into practice
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive Team environment


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

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 Record Check. Any adverse outcomes of a National Police Record Check may be considered in the context of a risk assessment.

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