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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • 492262
  • Victoria
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Youth
  • Fixed term part time
  • Support clients with mental ill health and suicidal crisis delivering recovery-orientated services to get their lives back on track
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Part time 23 hours/week
  • Bendigo 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 Way Back Support Service (WBSS) is a non-clinical support service providing practical psychosocial support to people experiencing a suicidal crisis or who have attempted suicide. WBSS works in conjunction with Bendigo Health’s HOPE program to support clinically referred clients who have experienced a significant suicide attempt using a model governed by Beyond Blue and Mind’s Model of Recovery Oriented Practice to reduce the risk of reattempts. The service utilises intentional framed practice approaches to engage and support clients to get their lives back on track, build capacity to manage distress, improve mental wellbeing, connect with families, carers and friends, and develop links with clinical and community services.


We are seeking a resilient, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, part time (23 hours per week) opportunity to work within a close knit team in the Bendigo area. You will provide positive person-centred, recovery-orientated outreach services to clients following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis to enhance their recovery journey, improve mental wellbeing, build capacity and life skills, develop support networks and strengthen relationships with families and carers.


Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to reinstate mental wellbeing, remain in their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to reconnect with families and carers, create support networks and access to relevant services.
  • 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, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, suicidal ideations and crisis, 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 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 492262. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Thursday 8 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 (WBSS) 20220630.pdf

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