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Careers at Open Minds

Working with individuals, their families and carers who experience mental illness, disability and brain injury is a rewarding and enriching career.

We work amongst good company with those who believe in the principles of recovery and right of all people to live a life of choice and fulfilment.

At Open Minds, we believe that we need to look after the wellbeing of our employees with the same care and attention that we do our clients. We offer a range of employee benefits including: salary sacrifice / packaging options; a mindful well-being program and an e-learning training program to continually develop your industry skills. We value your commitment and the experience and skills you bring to Open Minds.

There are many reasons why you should consider joining Open Minds. You can see what our employees have to say about working with us, below.

Please view our current vacancies below.

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Staff testimonials

Charlotte Hope, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Charlotte Hope, Executive Assistant to the CEO

“This sector is very important to me on a personal level and to be involved in an organisation that helps support people to achieve their goals is very rewarding.”

“The staff at Open Minds are a fantastic team, there’s nothing quite like working in an organisation with skilled and supportive colleagues who challenge you to be your best and to continue to learn.”

Greg Lysaght, Learning and Development Coordinator

Greg Lysaght, Learning and Development Coordinator

I was completely new to the sector when I arrived. Open Minds has opened my eyes to the world of mental health while allowing me to develop my skills and knowledge within Learning and Development.”

“I truly believe in what we are achieving as an organisation. Knowing that we are helping people in their recovery journey is extremely rewarding from a personal standpoint.”

Expressions of interest

We welcome expressions of interest from anyone wishing to work at Open Minds. To be added to our talent pool, submit your CV with a cover letter explaining your skills, and what role you are interested in to recruitment@openminds.org.au including the subject line ‘expression of interest’. Our team will be in contact to acknowledge receipt.

Our Recruitment Process

  • Step 1. Acknowledgement of your application

    Acknowledgement of receipt of your application will be emailed to you.

  • Step 2. Telephone Interview

    If you are successful in progressing to the next stage of the recruitment process, we may contact you by telephone to discuss your application and learn more about your motivation for applying for the vacancy.

  • Step 3. Interview

    The next stage of our recruitment process is a face to face interview which may include case studies. This is how we assess your suitability for the vacancy. Interviewers will ask you questions to learn about your experience, skills and abilities. The interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the role and Open Minds. Depending on the level of the role, you may be asked to attend a second interview.

    When we invite you to an interview, we will ask you to bring personal documentation relevant to the vacancy and your work rights. This may include for example a valid Australian driving licence and Blue and Yellow Cards. All of the information you provide is treated confidentially.

  • Step 4. Psychometric Assessment

    As part of our recruitment and selection process, you may be asked to complete psychometric assessments.

  • Step 5. Reference Checking

    You will be asked to provide contact details of at least two work referees that can confirm your experience and comment on your performance such as someone that you reported in a team leader or manager position. Your consent will be sought prior to us making contact with your referees.

  • Step 6. Verbal Offer/ Formal Offer

    If successful, you will receive a verbal offer. Upon acceptance of this offer, you will be sent an employment contract and other important information and forms that we ask you to complete and return to us on acceptance of our offer of employment. This information will help us make your first day a great day!

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