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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Cairns

Mind Australia
  • Use your lived experience to support those suffering from mental ill health
  • Several Permanent roles | Part time (1, 1.5 or 4 days per week)
  • Cairns 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 Mental Health Practitioner – Peer Practitioner will work with clients to define their individual goals and outcomes whilst providing individual and shared support within the residential Community Care Units (CCU). The practitioner ensures support services are aligned with client’s choices and aspirational wishes as identified in Individual Recovery plans.

We have several permanent, part time (1, 1.5 or 4 days per week) opportunities for passionate, motivated Peer Practitioners to work in our Community Care residential unit in Cairns. You will utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide clients support to return to their community and live independently.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to individual clients in a residential setting and use lived experience of mental illness and recovery to inform your work.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Work within a recovery oriented framework to support individuals, families and carers.
  • Assist clients to plan and work towards their recovery goals and transition to independent living.
  • Provide consultation to raise awareness of health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Lived experience and willingness to support clients through sharing your own learnings and recovery orientated practice.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and cooperatively with families and carers.
  • Experience in assessing need and working collaboratively to plan goal focused recovery using evidence informed approaches and tools.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click apply now - reference number 14281.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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