Community Mental Health Practitioner – Senior Counsellor Mind Australia


  • Be part of the leadership team to help empower young people with complex needs to live their best lives
  • Fixed Term Full Time opportunity until November 2025
  • Box Hill 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

headspace in partnership with Mind aims to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25 years residing the Northern Region of Melbourne. Services in this youth friendly space are delivered across four core streams – physical and sexual health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), and educational and vocational services to improve access for young people to mental health programs as well as ensuring better co-ordination between service providers.


We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Senior Counsellor for a Fixed Term Full Time opportunity until November 2025 opportunity in Box Hill. You will be part of the leadership team to and model excellent practice in providing services to young people, families, friends and carers with a strength-based recovery approach.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to young people, their families and friends by purposefully engaging with them using strength-based, recovery-orientated practices.
  • Plan and develop group work programs with the Team Leader that will assist young people and potentially their families to build their skills, social connections and focus on their recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to provide integrated care


What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mental Health, counselling, youth work or other related fields as designated by Mind
  • 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.



  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Generous annual leave loading benefits.
  • Monthly Accumulated Day Off



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careersreference number 494064. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Wednesday 2 November 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.


Kelly Bougioukos – Service Manager – Headspace
Email – [email protected]


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.

PD Senior Counsellor (Headspace Box Hill) 20231012.pdf