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Community Mental Health Practitioners - Relief Workers - Caboolture

Mind Australia
  • Bring hope and empowerment to young people with mental ill health to achieve recovery goals and independent living
  • Casual roles $36.00 - $38.60 per hour + 25% Loading & Salary packaging
  • 24/7 Rotating Roster | Caboolture Location 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health 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. 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

Youth Step Up Step Down (YSUSD) is a short term residential mental health recovery service delivered in partnership with the local health service. YSUSD supports young people aged 16-21 years who are experiencing mental health challenges by providing intensive individual and group based support promoting resilience, social connection, self-care and wellbeing. YSUSD offer ‘a step up’ in mental health support for young people who may otherwise be admitted to hospital or a ‘step down’ in support to help them transition back to living in the community following a mental health related hospital stay. Each young person takes an active role in planning their own mental health recovery and the YSUSD team works with each young person’s family, friends, carers and other important people in their lives (including elders, case managers, schools) as appropriate.

We are seeking motivated Community Mental Health Practitioners eager to make a difference in young people’s lives for casual opportunities at our Caboolture service. You will provide person-centred, recovery-orientated support to young people to achieve their recovery goals, build capacity to live safely in the community, strengthen social connections, establish daily routines and practice daily living skills. You must be able to work a 24/7 rotating roster including sleepover shifts, night shifts and weekends.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality services to respond to the unique needs of young people, offering a flexible and person-centred approach.  
  • Support young people to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide resources and support to young people to foster positive relationships with those important to them, create community networks and access to relevant services.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid young people 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 young people’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.
  • Able to provide a record of Vaccination Preventable Diseases or able to obtain vaccinations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B or other diseases as required by our Partnership with QLD Health.
  • Expertise in working with young people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement evidence-informed approaches to mental health and wellbeing, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • 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.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Converge International, for you and your immediate family members.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities. 


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494409. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Tuesday 12 December 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.

Kiran Zunker, Service Manager - Caboolture Youth Step Up Step Down

[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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