Community Mental Health Practitioner – Relief worker – Gladstone Mind Australia


  • Bring hope and empowerment to clients with mental ill health to achieve recovery goals and independent living
  • Casual roles with Hourly Rate + 25% Loading | Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Gladstone Location


Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds.


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 Step-Down (ASUSD) residential service, delivered in partnership with QLD hospital networks and the local health service, supports adults with a psychosocial disability up to 28 days transitioning from a hospital setting back into the community or to prevent admissions whilst residing in the community. Clients are supported 24/7 to achieve their recovery goals, strengthen relationships with families and carers, develop community networks, build confidence and capacity to live safely in the community. ASUSD works within a recovery focused, clinical treatment framework providing personalised one-on-one support, shared supports and group activities based on client’s strengths and goals as identified in their recovery plan.


We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for casual opportunity to work alongside a caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Gladstone area. You will provide intensive person-centred, recovery-oriented supports to clients to achieve their wellbeing goals, build capacity and daily living skills, strengthen social connections, enhance community networks and grow confidence to live independently in the community.


Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish relationships with families and carers, create community networks and access to relevant services.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals.


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 people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.



  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 p.a. allows you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to cover living expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, child care, car leasing expenses etc.).
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Converge International, for you and your immediate family members.
  • Professional development through regular supervision sessions.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careersreference number 494226. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Tuesday 7 November 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.


Leasa Stelfox – Service Manager – Gladstone Step Up Step Down

[email protected]


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.

 PD Community Mental Health Practitioner (ASUSD) 20230130.pdf