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Mental Health Support Worker - Brunswick

Mind Australia
  • Support clients with mental ill health with positive recovery-orientated services to achieve wellbeing goals and independent living
  • Permanent role, Part time 30.4  hours/week, 7 day rotating with inactive sleepover shifts
  • Brunswick 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. 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 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

The Supported Independent Living (SIL) service is a long term residential rehabilitation program designed for people aged between 18-64 years living with severe and enduring psychosocial disability which has impacted their ability to live independently in the community. Funded through a client’s NDIS package, SIL residences are typically staffed 24/7 and offer a peer recovery environment to encourage sharing and connection. The service works collaboratively with clients providing one-on-one support, shared supports and group activities based on identified strengths and goals to better understand and develop strategies to manage their mental ill health, enhance personal and daily living skills, develop service provider networks, grow social and community connections, strengthen relationships with families and carers, and build confidence and capacity to live safely and independently. 

We are seeking an empathic, self-motivated Mental Health Support Worker for a permanent, part time (30.4 hours per week) opportunity to work alongside a caring team 7 day rotating roster, with inactive sleepover shifts in the Brunswick area. You will play an integral role providing positive person-centred, recovery-oriented supports to clients to achieve wellbeing goals, develop capacity and life skills, strengthen social connections, enhance support networks and grow confidence to live independently. 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • 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 III) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Ability to provide information and mentoring to build capability, establish social relationships, create community networks and access to relevant services.
  • Experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health is desirable.
  • 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 494917. Please contact the person below for more information. 

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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