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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Toowoomba

Mind Australia
  • Work in a recovery orientated Residential Care program that supports clients with mental ill health
  • Permanent role | Full time
  • Toowoomba 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

Our Community Care Units (CCU) provide recovery-oriented residential rehabilitation to clients who are over 18 years of age that have complex needs that require more intensive, extended, residential rehabilitation assistance and support to transition into community living. The CCU’s operate 24 hours a day across a 7 day roster.

We have a permanent, full time opportunity as a Community Mental Health Practitioner in our Community Care residential unit in Toowoomba. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples you will deliver a high quality recovery oriented, direct psycho-social support and case work to clients, their families and carers using Mind’s Model of Recovery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and with a range of services, and the community, to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Provide consultation to the team and clinical partners to raise awareness of health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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 who have complex needs and experienced interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 14236. 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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