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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Traralgon

Mind Australia
  • Support our young people with mental ill health to achieve life goals with recovery-oriented care
  • Fixed term 12 month role | Part time 34 hours/week, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Traralgon 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

Mind operates Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation services for people with severe and enduring psychosocial disability. As part of the SIL service, the Youth Residential Rehabilitation Support (YRRS) program assists young people aged between 16 and 24 years who are experiencing mental ill-health. A team of Community Mental Health Practitioners provide a 12-month rehabilitation program that uses a strengths focused, recovery-oriented approach to support recovery.

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 12 month fixed term, part time (34 hours per week) opportunity to work on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Traralgon area. You will support our young people to achieve their recovery goals through one-to-one support, facilitating peer learning workshops and assistance with daily tasks.

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.
  • Operate collaboratively 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 young people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers in a Residential setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 14393.

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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