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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • 492672
  • Victoria
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Youth
  • Part Time
  • Empower young people with mental ill health achieve their wellbeing goals and live independently in the community
  • Permanent role | Part time 32 hours/week, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Rosanna 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 Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service (YRRS) is a strengths focused, recovery orientated residential program supporting young people aged between 16-21 years who are recovering from mental ill health for up to 12 months. In a safe, home-like environment, the service provides clients individual and group based support that promotes resilience, interpersonal skills, enhanced social connections, life skills, access to the community and a greater sense of being able to make sound decisions. Young people benefit from sharing their experiences and recovery journeys whilst growing their confidence and skills to live independently in the community.


We are seeking a self-motivated, empathetic Community Mental Health Practitioner for a permanent, part time (32 hours per week) opportunity to work alongside a caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Rosanna area. You will deliver person-centred, recovery-oriented care to support young people develop social and community connections, build daily living skills, live independently and achieve recovery goals.


Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support young people to re-engage with family and friends, create community connections, develop life skills, and enjoy a positive future through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • 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 the client’s recovery goals.


What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Youth Work, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with young people with mental health issues, 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and 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 492672. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Wednesday 7 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 (YRRS) 20220830.pdf

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