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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Cairns

Mind Australia
  • Provide holistic recovery-focused outreach supports to clients with mental ill health
  • Permanent role | Full time with Company Car
  • Work from Home & 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 Mind Centre for health and wellbeing offers a targeted range of supports that aims to maximise client recovery outcomes through education and learning, mentoring, education and vocational support, housing and linkage services, counselling, NDIS planning and assistance delivered through Mind Recovery College. The Centre’s outreach services provides a person centred approach to recovery which is tailored to meet individual needs as they transition from the Community Care Unit and Adult Step Up Step Down program.

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a permanent, full time opportunity to work alongside the Mind Centre team in Cairns. With work from home options, you will provide holistic recovery-focused outreach supports to clients in their home or the community delivered face-to-face, online and over-the-phone. As this position requires travel within the region a fully maintained company car is provided.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide outreach support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating 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.
  • Able to provide a record of Vaccination Preventable Diseases or able to obtain vaccinations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B or other diseases as required by our Partnership with QLD Health.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Previous experience working in outreach and ability to implement a recovery oriented framework.


  • 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 14795.

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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