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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader - Heidelberg

Mind Australia
  • Lead and inspire a dynamic team supporting clients with mental ill health to achieve their life goals
  • Permanent 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 Adult Prevention and Recovery Care service (APARC) is a residential program providing services to clients aged between 16 - 65 years which utilises a recovery-focused, clinical treatment framework. APARC is designed as a ‘step up, step down’ program for people with mental illness who require individualised treatment and support when entering either from the community or transitioning from acute inpatient care.

We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader for a permanent, full time opportunity in the Heidelberg area. Guiding and managing a dedicated, supportive team you will act as the practice lead to ensure delivery of quality recovery oriented services to our complex care residents.

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, intellectual disabilities, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Capability to effectively lead 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 - reference number 14501.

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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