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Lead Practitioner - Ipswich

Mind Australia
  • Opportunity to lead a skilled team to ensure quality outcomes for clients
  • Permanent role | Full time
  • Yamanto, Ipswich 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

The Supported Independent Living (SIL) service operates in the context of the local community to support people living with psychosocial disability/dual disability/complex needs to achieve their better life goals which reflects Mind’s Model of Recovery oriented practice, dual disability framework, human rights and least restrictive practice. The SIL service operates in various areas across the state.

We are seeking a permanent, full time Lead Practitioner - SIL Residential for the 3 client SIL residential home in Yamanto, Ipswich operating on a 24/7 basis. Your strong leadership skills are required for this fast paced environment to support and mentor a multi-disciplinary team providing quality, evidenced based outcomes to clients, families and carers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure quality and safe services are delivered to clients living with psychosocial/dual disability/complex needs in a supported accommodation environment.
  • Lead staff in effective practice and coach them in a variety of techniques.
  • Work collaboratively with other services including clinical services, government and non-government agencies to ensure client needs are met holistically.
  • Ensure individual recovery plans and any behaviour support plans are implemented in service delivery ensuring legislative requirements are met.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field.
  • Proven experience providing mental health services to clients living with psychosocial, dual disability and/or complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, agencies and key stakeholders.
  • Previous experience leading, coaching and providing supervision to a team.


  • 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 14246. 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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