Mental Health Employment Specialist Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc


Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. is offering an exciting and rewarding opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people living with mental illness, into open employment as part of our Jobnet Employment Program providing Disability Employment Services.

Individual Placement & Support (IPS) is an internationally recognised, evidence based integrated employment initiative that improves employment outcomes for individuals with a significant mental illness. Be a part of an innovative program that achieves exceptional results for people with a significant mental illness.

An overview of IPS can be found at

Employment type: Full-time, permanent

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Across Adelaide CBS Inc. site and Eastern Community Mental Health Centre

Vacancies: 1


Benefits of working with CBS Inc.!

  • Access to generous Salary Packaging
  • Monthly mobile phone allowance
  • Opportunity for career growth and development within CBS Inc.
  • A supportive and encouraging work environment with work-life balance
  • Low client to staff ratios – giving you more time to get to know your clients and provide them with meaningful support to achieve their employment goals
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and supervision
  • Confidential counselling through EAP


About the Role:

  • Using a strengths-based & person-centred approach to support clients into meaningful and sustainable employment
  • Using your strong communication skills to market and advocate for CBS Inc. and your clients to help find suitable employment vacancies
  • Helping to source education and training that could help clients to achieve meaningful employment
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team that includes employment and mental health staff
  • Assisting clients with finding the right employment for them based on their skills, interests and preferences
  • Maintaining client compliance and accountability in meeting Mutual Obligation requirements with Centrelink
  • Supporting clients to maintain their employment through post-placement and ongoing support
  • Administration, data entry and accurately recording client case notes in a timely manner
  • Meeting required Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Delivering services in line with the 8 IPS core practice principles


Position Requirements:

  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence – P2 minimum (essential)
  • Meet the current COVID-19 Vaccine requirement – medical exemption acceptable (or willingness to obtain)
  • Relevant NDIS / DHS checks and clearances in accordance with the role requirements (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current National Police Clearance (or willingness to obtain)


To view the Position Description please download the file at the bottom of this ad.

Please direct application enquiries to Tanya Bagnara, IPS Coordinator Metro on 8440 5600 during the work hours of 9am – 5pm. 


Applications must include a Resume & Cover Letter addressing why you would like to work for CBS Inc.


The closing date for this position is 5:00pm – Friday, 18 August 2023.

Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. is a South Australian not-for-profit organisation celebrating 25 years of successful delivery in Disability Employment Services, NDIS Supports and Social Enterprise.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application outcome.


“CBS Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.



Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc

Job Salary

Full time