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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Southern / Bayside Suburbs

Mind Australia
  • Make a significant impact on homelessness with an innovative program providing holistic recovery-orientated supports
  • Fixed term 9 month role | Full time with Company Car
  • Work from Home & Southern or Bayside 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

Mind Australia has formed a consortium with Launch Housing and other specialist agencies across the North East and Bayside areas of Melbourne, to assist people experiencing homelessness to transition from temporary hotel accommodation into housing as part of the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program.

We are seeking a resilient, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 9 month fixed term, full time opportunity to make a lasting impact on homelessness in the Southern or Bayside suburbs area. Working from home, you will support vulnerable people obtain affordable housing and promote their health and wellbeing to prevent a return to rough sleeping. As this position requires travel within the Melbourne metro area a fully maintained company car is provided.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide outreach support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • 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 and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in outreach work with people with mental health issues, issues relating to homelessness, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Fully maintained company car for private use.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14801. Please contact the person below for more information.

Emilio Florio - (04) 0533 7249

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.

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