Allied Health – Senior Mental Health Clinician Mind Australia


  • Work within Allied Health team providing meaningful evidence-based in-reach services to older clients with severe mental ill health
  • Fixed term 3 month role with Possible Extension | Part time up to 30 hours/week
  • Working Remotely & Southern Adelaide 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

The Psychological Therapies in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) program provides on location in-reach specialist Allied Health services, high quality assessments, flexible therapeutic interventions and clinical supports to older people with severe and complex mental health challenges in aged care facilities. The focus of the service is to holistically support clients to achieve their better life goals which reflect Mind’s Model of Recovery Orientated Practice.


We are seeking an experienced, compassionate Allied Health – Senior Mental Health Clinician for a 3 month fixed term (possible extension), part-time (up to 30 hours per week) opportunity working within the RACF Allied Health team across the Southern Adelaide area. Working remotely, you will provide clinical leadership and utilise expertise in delivering meaningful evidence based, time limited psychological therapies adjusted to be responsive to the needs of older clients.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide flexible therapeutic support services to aged care clients including assessment, diagnosis, brief clinical intervention, treatment planning and evaluation in line with professional and National Standards.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership by providing clients with care coordination and advocacy to meet their specific needs in a stepped care framework.
  • Complete mental health assessments and provide therapies that are effective with older people including reminiscence therapy, validation therapy and adjusted cognitive behaviour therapy.
  • Collaborate with a range of services to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.


What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary degree qualifications in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, or other health related field and hold current registration with AHPRA, AASW or Mental Health accreditation.
  • Expertise in working with older people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Ability to plan, implement and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements.
  • 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.
  • Flexible work arrangements – opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit [email protected]reference number 15337. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Tuesday 20 September 2022. Please contact the person below for more information.


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. 



Mind Australia

Job Salary

Base Salary from $104,870 +Super 10.5% & Benefits

Recent job advertisements