Mental Health Practitioner

Mental Health Practitioner

Pursue a career in youth mental health. Become a secondary Mental Health practitioner and make a positive impact to the lives of young people.

Victorian government secondary schools are currently recruiting Mental Health Practitioners.

These positions offer:

  • Meaningful work including counselling, mental health promotion activities, and coordinating supports for students with complex needs
  • Job security and flexibility, with part-time options available
  • Access to a range of professional development supports
  • The opportunity to share your expertise as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help students develop resilience to prepare them for future challenges. 

What Mental Health Practitioners do:

  • Provide direct counselling support and other early intervention services for students with mild to moderate mental health needs
  • Coordinate support for students with complex needs
  • Contribute to whole-school approaches to mental health prevention and promotion.

Qualifications or experience

Applicants must:
 
  • Hold a Bachelor qualification or specialist/post graduate qualification where applicable in:
    • Social Work
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nursing with a mental health specialisation
    • Psychology.
  • hold full registration with the requisite professional body where applicable
  • for Social Work applicants, be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • have demonstrated direct counselling experience
  • have a current Working with Children Check.

Personal qualities

If you have experience providing evidence-based direct counselling and wellbeing support programs to young people, the Department of Education and Training needs you.

How to search and apply for jobs

Apply today! Mental Health Practioner roles are regulary advertised on Recruitment Online. For more information visit: Mental health practitioners in secondary schools.