Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives.
Mind staff, students and volunteers are an integral part of our more than 40 years of providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers.
Mind has a large workforce of community mental health practitioners and administrative staff working across more than 100 services in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.
Most Mind employees who work directly with clients have a background in social work or occupational therapy, while others have studied courses such as psychology, nursing, community services or community development and many have prior work experience in community, disability, or alcohol and other drugs services.
Mind administrative staff cover a range of departments, such as human resources and people development, finance, information technology, marketing and communications, facilities management, and quality and practice.
Mind also has a strong commitment to staff training and professional development and offers flexible work conditions. In addition to paid roles, Mind welcomes student and volunteer placements - although these are limited.
What we offer:
- Salary packaging benefits
- Monthly RDOs for eligible employees
- Learning and Development opportunities
- Flexible working arrangements
- Supportive working environment
- Access for you and your family members to our Employee Assistance Program
- Ability to make a difference
For current job opportunities and to apply online, visit: Jobs@Mind. To avoid missing out on any new job opportunities please set up an email alert.
Mind values the experience and contribution of people from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, ages, spiritualties and backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, people living with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to recognising people with lived and living experience of mental health challenges, personally or as a family member or carer, and value their expertise, strengths and skills. Our Lived Experience Workforce works to shift attitudes and concepts of mental health. It facilitates increased collaboration with, and valuing of the insights of, people with lived experience, and helps ensure the support we provide is best practice.
Valuing lived experience benefits everyone. Mind’s Lived Experience workforce leads change and builds an understanding of lived experience at all levels of the organisation to improve how we work and how we support people in their mental health recovery journey. Find out more about our commitment to Lived Experience here.
We value the knowledge, and proactively recruit people who have lived experience with mental ill-health, personally or as a family member or carer, which assists and supports our clients, carers and families through:
- sharing knowledge of lived experience of mental health challenges
- supporting people with their own recovery
- assisting in fostering hope
- helping others through shared experiences
- connecting with people through storytelling.
Mind accepts students studying Universities and TAFEs. Most students who complete a placement at Mind are undertaking a Certificate III or IV in Mental Health, Peer Work, Community Services or similar. There are also a limited number of placement opportunities for Bachelor and Masters students in Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work and Art Therapy.
Certificate III and IV Students undertaking placement can vary from two to three weeks full-time or two to three months part-time. Bachelor or Masters Student Placements can vary from two to five months full-time or six months+ part-time.
Student Placements are not paid opportunities.
Student experience includes:
- Gaining and increasing your knowledge
- Learning from others
- Supporting our clients
- Potential employment opportunities
- Developing as a professional
- Opportunities to put theory into practice
- Being part of a dynamic organisation
- Contributing with multi-disciplinary teams
- Exposure to the Mind culture
Want more information:
If you have a query about any of the information above, please contact Mind’s Recruitment team on (03) 9455 7993 or [email protected]
For current job and volunteer opportunities and to apply online, visit: Jobs@Mind. To avoid missing out on any new job opportunities please set up an email alert.