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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader - Chadstone

Mind Australia
  • Lead a team of Mental Health Practitioners supporting clients to achieve their life goals
  • Fixed term 12 month role | Full time
  • Chadstone Location

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

Mind operate Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation services for people with severe and enduring psychosocial disability, these residences are staffed 24/7 and funded through residents’ NDIS packages. Our practice is guided by Mind’s model of recovery oriented practice, the SIL model and our dual disability framework, services operate in collaboration with the local community with a focus on supporting people to achieve their life goals.

We are seeking an experienced, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader for a full time, 12 month fixed term opportunity with a possibility of an extension. The Team Leader for this SIL residence located in Chadstone, will manage a dedicated team and act as the practice lead to ensure delivery of quality recovery oriented services to our residents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor and lead effective practice to staff working with clients, provide support to families and carers, and plan and deliver group work.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to client recovery goals.
  • Undertake administrative tasks including rostering, leave coverage, facilitating handovers and planning budget expenditure.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field.
  • Proven experience working with high need, complex clients with mental health issues and the ability to interact with families and carers.
  • Capability to effectively lead and develop a team to achieve best quality service outcomes and provide professional supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and capacity to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 14238. Online applications must be submitted by the closing date. 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 Check.

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