Accredited Mental Health Practitioner Bridges Health & Community Care


The Role

A full-time opportunity for an accredited mental health practitioner, i.e.psychologist, mental health social worker or nurse is available to join our team in Bundaberg.

The key role functions for this position are to:

  • Provide care coordination for individuals with serious mental illness and complex needs experiencing mental distress and adversity to ensure they have access to services and resources to meet their psychological and social needs.
  • Assist people with moderate to severe mental illness to improve their capacity and capability using a person-centred approach and a recovery oriented, capacity building framework.
  • Provide evidence-based psychological interventions for people with mental ill health and problematic substance use.
  • Work with individuals and their significant others in a planned, reliable manner to assist them to meet their individual needs and goals and review those goals on a regular basis in consultation with the individual and relevant stakeholders
  • Provide direct support to clients as identified through self-directed recovery plans  facilitating access to recovery–focused and socially inclusive activities in the community.
  • Liaise with Bridge’s suite of allied health, NDIS, justice programs and drug and alcohol services to ensure effective, collaborative and timely service delivery and responses using “No Wrong door” practice principles.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to people presenting with immediate and serious mental health issues, providing effective brief interventions and linking them in/referring to appropriate services
  • Ensure collection of relevant data and maintain accurate records and file notes in a timely and efficient manner
  • Fulfill the accountabilities of this role in accordance with Bridges Health & Community Care’s core values, policies and procedures and contractual obligations.

The Person

We seek staff who have:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with clients and other stakeholders with dignity and respect
  • Professional, with strong ethics and commitment to self-care.
  • Ability to work in diverse and challenging situations
  • Understanding of the principles of privacy and confidentiality and duty of care
  • Ability to assist clients connect with other appropriate community resources
  • Ability to implement and facilitate planned activities to promote independence
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication, and organisational skills
  • Strong computer and reporting skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the clinical and community mental health sector including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and access process for client group
  • Ability to and work effectively as a member of a team and autonomously
  • Display commitment to evidence-based practice, continuous quality improvement, training and professional development

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health, social, or behavioural science fields e.g. psychology, social work, preferred and minimum of 3 years experience working in the mental health sector
  • Knowledge and experience in working with people experiencing distress and adversity due to mental ill health and complex needs using principles of recovery, person-centred and self-directed support.
  • Contemporary, evidence-based skills, including suicide interventions, therapeutic tools and strength-based recovery planning
  • The ability to communicate clearly, professionally and respectfully with consumers, families, colleagues, other agency personnel and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent data entry skills and refined writing skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, with intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office applications, use of smart phones or similar mobile devices
  • Current senior first aid certificate, or willingness to obtain
  • Current Qld open driver’s licence.

Successful applicants will be required to possess and maintain a Working with Children, Qld Blue Card prior to commencement and complete and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Bridges provides services in a healthcare setting, therefore must comply with the Workers in a healthcare setting (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements) Direction, issued by Queensland Health on 10 November 2021, which requires that each worker must have received the prescribed number of COVID-19 vaccination doses.

The Company

Since 1997, Bridges Health & Community Care Ltd. (BHCC) has assisted thousands of people to move beyond the isolation and stigma of mental illness and addictions to a meaningful existence with a sense of purpose. We have delivered support to countless others facing disadvantage, early signs of mental ill-health, at-risk individuals and families and people leaving prison 

Bridges offer mental health and drug and alcohol services, Psychology Practice, Allied Health, Child, Family & Youth Services, individuals involved in the Justice system and NDIS services.  We deliver a range of programs throughout rural and regional Queensland, supported by professional staff committed to our practice principles of recovery, “No Wrong door” and exceptional customer service.


Please include in your application a current resume (including a minimum of 2 referees) and covering letter demonstrating your suitability to the role as outlined above in the Selection Criteria.

Applicants must address the Selection Criteria AS ABOVE to be considered

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 18th August 2022. Applicants will be considered as they apply and we reserve the right to close this position if a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Please direct enquiries to Bruce Bryan on 1300 707 655 or [email protected].



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