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Community Mental Health Practitioners - Cairns

Mind Australia
  • Deliver person-centred services and assist clients with mental health challenges to develop life skills
  • Permanent roles | Full time & Part time 30 hours/week, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • 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 Sub-Acute short stay Adult Step-Up and Step-Down (ASUSD) program is delivered through partnerships with QLD hospital networks. Adults between the ages of 25 - 65 years are able to access specialist clinical mental health staff 24 hours a day whilst supporting connections with family and friends as well as learning strategies to live fulfilling lives within their community. ASUSD’s provide a schedule of group activities alongside individual 1:1 support based on strengths and goals identified in recovery plans.

We are seeking two compassionate, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioners for permanent, full time and part time (30 hours per week) opportunities working across a 24/7 rotating roster in the Cairns area. You will play an integral role in delivering person-centred services to clients, families and carers and assisting people to recover from mental health challenges by developing life skills in a residential setting.

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 in a residential setting.
  • Work 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.
  • Able to provide a record of Vaccination Preventable Diseases or able to obtain vaccinations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B or other diseases as required by our Partnership with QLD Health
  • Expertise in working with young people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • 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.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (full time employees only).
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14700.

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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