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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • 492527
  • Victoria
  • Care Coordination
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Fixed term full time
  • Support clients with mental ill health to access accommodation and overcome barriers that contribute to homelessness
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Full time with Company Car
  • Work from Home & Eastern Suburbs 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 Accommodation Pathways at Discharge (MHAPD) and Yandina Transitional Housing outreach program provides strength-focused, recovery-orientated services to people with severe and persistent mental ill health in the community who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. MHAPD and Yandina offer mental health services, care coordination, advocacy and sustainable housing options tailored to meet the individual needs of clients. The aim of the service is to support clients with access to suitable accommodation, live independently and safely in the community, and address and overcome barriers that contribute to homelessness.


We are seeking an empathic, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, full time opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team in the Eastern suburbs area. Working from home, you will provide assertive outreach services, care coordination and advocacy to clients experiencing homelessness to achieve their recovery goals, access suitable accommodation, live independently and overcome the barriers that contribute to homelessness. As this position requires travel across the metropolitan area a fully maintained company car is provided.


Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to access sustainable housing, live independently in the community and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Conduct initial assessments, identify long term housing and support needs, and provide access to suitable services.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • 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, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, homelessness issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to provide advocacy, plan goal focused care and implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices.
  • 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.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Fully maintained company car for private use.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492527. 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 (MHAPD & Yandina) 20220630.pdf

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