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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Lead Practitioner - Dual Diagnosis

  • 492643
  • Victoria
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Care Coordination
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Fixed term part time
  • Mentor and inspire a team delivering outreach services to clients with mental ill health and AOD to support recovery goals
  • Fixed term 12 month role | Part time 30 hours/week
  • Work from Home & Dandenong 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 Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) service, funded by the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, provides specialised supports to clients with severe mental ill health and complex needs who will benefit from improved care coordination over an extended period of time. MHICC supports people that are harder to reach, underserviced or cannot access similar supports under the NDIS and delivers highly flexible services tailored to meet individual needs of clients. Services include clinical nursing services, care coordination and liaison with service providers, family support and improved access to psychiatry and psychological care.


We are seeking a compassionate, driven Community Mental Health Practitioner - Lead Practitioner - Dual Diagnosis for a 12 month fixed term, part time (30 hours per week) opportunity to work in the Dandenong area. Acting as the practice lead, you will provide clients with mental ill health and AOD recovery-orientated supports and care coordination to build confidence and capacity, strengthen social and community connections, deliver meaningful referrals to external providers and work closely with clinical partners to achieve an individual’s recovery goals.


Key responsibilities

  • Coach and lead a team to deliver high quality outreach 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.
  • Provide leadership and 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 IV) in Mental Health, AOD, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, AOD dependencies, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Ability to coach and lead a team to achieve quality service outcomes and provide professional supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.



  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492643. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Tuesday 6 December 2022. Please contact the person below for more information.


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. 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.

Download File PD Community Mental Health Practitioner - Lead Practitioner - Dual Diagnosis (MHICC) 20221030.pdf

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