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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Relief Worker - Rockingham

Mind Australia
  • Provide empathic supports to clients with mental health challenges to achieve recovery goals and live independently in the community
  • Casual role - 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Rockingham 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.

About the role

The Rockingham Sub-Acute, short stay Step-Up Step-Down (or Kwelena SUSD) residential service, delivered in partnership with Southern Metropolitan Health Service and Housing Choices, supports clients up to 30 days to transition from an acute hospital setting or prevent hospital admissions for people entering directly from the community. Clients are supported 24/7 to achieve their recovery goals, build daily living skills, strengthen relationships with families and carers, develop community networks, build confidence and capacity to live safely in the community. KSUSD works within a recovery focused, clinical treatment framework providing personalised 1:1 support, shared supports and group activities based on client’s strengths and goals as identified in their recovery plan.

We are seeking a compassionate, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioner for a Casual opportunity to work within a close knit team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Rockingham area. You will provide intensive person-centred, recovery-oriented supports to clients to achieve wellbeing goals, build capacity and daily living skills, strengthen social connections, enhance community networks and grow confidence to live independently in the community.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high-quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community, live independently 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, Peer Work, 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.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Experience facilitating group activities for individuals experiencing mental health challenges.
  • 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.).
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Converge International, for you and your immediate family members.
  • Fitness Passport - Access to our corporate health and fitness program, providing you and family with access to a wide choice of fitness facilities.
  • Professional development through regular supervision sessions.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 495299. Please contact the person below for more information.

Katie Kent, Lead Practitioner

[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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