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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Cairns & Work from Home

Mind Australia
  • Provide positive recovery-focused outreach support 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 Individual Recovery Support Program (IRSP) is an individualised, tiered outreach program of recovery support for clients up to 12 months who have recently experienced serious mental illness and who access mental health services through regional Hospitals and the Health Service. Paired with peer-based recovery support groups this service offers multidisciplinary, community based psychosocial support to help clients live independently and safely in the community.

We are seeking a passionate, dynamic permanent, full time Community Mental Health Practitioner to join the IRSP team either working from home and/or at the Mind Centre in Cairns. You will provide recovery-focused outreach support to clients within the community through a combination of face-to-face, online and over-the-phone support. As this role involves travel throughout the region a fully maintained company vehicle is provided.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.


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


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 14358.

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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