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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Relief Worker - Traralgon

Mind Australia
  • Support and empower young people with mental ill health to achieve their wellbeing goals and live independently
  • Casual roles $36 - $38.60 + 25% Loading | 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Traralgon 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. 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

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service (YRRS) is a strengths focused, recovery-orientated residential service that supports young people aged between 16-25 years recovering from a disability associated with a psychiatric condition for up to 12 months. In a safe home-like environment, the service provides clients individual and group based supports that build resilience, develop life skills, enhance social connections, enable access to community networks and promote a greater sense of being able to make sound decisions. Young people benefit from sharing their experiences and recovery journeys whilst growing their confidence, capacity and skills to live independently in the community.

We are seeking self-motivated, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioners for casual opportunities to work alongside a caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Traralgon area. You will deliver person-centred, recovery-oriented care to support young people to build capacity and life skills, develop support networks, strengthen relationships with family and friends, live independently and achieve wellbeing goals.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support young people to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a positive future through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish relationships with families and friends, 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 Youth Work, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with 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.)
  • Option to access Meal and Entertainment allowance up to $2,650 p.a. via Salary Packaging.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities. 


 To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 495122. Please contact the person below for more information.

Larissa Banic, 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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