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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader - Heidelberg

Mind Australia
  • Utilise your leadership skills to inspire a dynamic team supporting clients with mental ill health to achieve their recovery goals
  • Fixed term 12 month role | Full time
  • Heidelberg 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 Recovery Program (CRP), a component of the North East Area Mental Health Service, provides 24/7 residential psycho-social rehabilitation for clients with psychiatric disability. Recovery-focused support, treatment and care is shared in partnership with Austin Health. Clients move directly from the community to CRP or ‘step-down’ from a Psychiatric In-Patient Unit, Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) or Forensicare at Thomas Embling Hospital.

We are seeking a compassionate, driven Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader for a 12 month fixed term, full time opportunity in the Heidelberg area. You will provide leadership and support to a dedicated team delivering quality recovery oriented services to clients. The Team Leader is integral as a practice lead to the Practitioners by providing supervision, mentoring and coaching.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead and model effective practice to staff working with clients, provide support to families and carers, and plan and deliver group work.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to client recovery goals.
  • Manage administrative tasks including rostering, leave coverage, facilitating handovers and planning budget expenditure.

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.
  • Capability to effectively coach and develop a team to achieve best quality service outcomes and provide professional supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and capacity to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14738.

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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