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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader - Laverton

Mind Australia
  • Lead a team supporting clients with mental health challenges achieve their life goals through recovery-orientated care
  • Permanent role | Full time
  • Laverton 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 Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation are services for people with severe and enduring psychosocial disability and often dual disability. SIL residences are staffed 24/7 and funded through NDIS packages, clients are provided with individual supports in a residential setting and within a group when shared learning is seen to be beneficial. Services operate in the context of the local community with a focus on supporting people to achieve their better life goals.

We are seeking a highly motivated, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader for a permanent, full time opportunity within the Haven ‘home away from home’ property in the Laverton area. You will provide leadership and support to a team ensuring delivery of quality recovery-oriented services to clients. The Team Leader will act as the practice lead to staff providing supervision, mentoring and coaching.

Key responsibilities

  • Mentor and lead effective practice to staff working with clients, provide support to families and carers, and plan and deliver group work.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals.
  • Undertake 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.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and coach a team to achieve high quality service outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams 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 15128.

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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