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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • 492673
  • Victoria
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Fixed term full time
  • Support clients with mental ill health with recovery-orientated care to achieve their wellbeing and recovery goals
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Full time, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Heidelberg 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 Community Recovery Program (CRP) service, in conjunction with the North East Area Mental Health Service, provides 24/7 residential psychosocial rehabilitation for 22 clients with psychiatric disability. Recovery-focused support, treatment and care is provided to clients moving directly from the community or stepping down from a psychiatric in-patient unit, secure extended care unit or Forensicare. The CRP service enables individuals to achieve recovery outcomes by developing skills, enhancing social relationships, building community connections and collaborating with clinical mental health services, service providers, agencies, families and carers.


We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, full time opportunity to work alongside a caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Heidelberg area. You will provide intensive person-centred, recovery-oriented supports to clients to achieve wellbeing goals, build daily living skills and capacity, strengthen social and community connections, develop support networks and live independently in the community.


Key responsibilities

  • Support clients to return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life through an individualised approach to recovery.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • 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 the 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, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.
  • 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.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492673. 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 (CRP) 20220630.pdf

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