With over 35 years’ experience in the mental health field, we have established an excellent reputation in our service regions, providing innovative and client directed services within the community and continue to enjoy steady growth through our funding sources.
We work collaboratively and in partnership with a wide range of services and health providers. Known in our region as an employer of choice, Mentis Assist offers a workplace that values its employees and provides a career path and work opportunity where your strengths, enthusiasm and skills are valued and rewarded. Additional benefits include:
- Feeling valued and supported in your role
- Great culture and work environment
- Office locations across the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Casey and Cardinia
- Equal opportunity employer
- Values diversity in its workforce
- Ability to salary package a portion of your salary
- Above industry award wages in recognition of qualifications and experience
- Opportunity to apply for Rostered Day Off (RDO)
- Flexible hours negotiated where possible
- Access to Employee Assist Program
- Access to quality training internally and externally
- Career progression and option to move programs
- Large fleet of modern vehicles to access
- Individual work spaces, up-to-date IT equipment and software and mobile phones
- Free flu vaccinations and health checks
- Individual and group supervision
- Team building days and Christmas functions
From Our Staff
"Having worked as a clinician under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program for over eight years, I applied for a role with Mentis’ new Mental Health Integrated Complex Care program with trepidation and an open mind. I was looking for a position where I could use my skills and experience to continue making a difference in the lives of clients with Mental Health issues. I am pleased to say this is what I have found.
From my first day I was welcomed with enthusiasm and a wonderful level of organization. Mentis was prepared for me. I knew then I had made the right choice. As a Clinician I function on an independent basis, the work is challenging but Mentis Care, they are Aware of my needs and listen. I am Respected and Encouraged to be the best I can perform in my role. When all these elements are in place the work you can deliver is of an excellent standard."
(Mentis Assist Staff Member - Debbie)
“On rare occasions it is not you that chooses the job but rather the job that chooses you. I would have to say that this was the case with me when I think of my employment with Mentis Assist. Had I not been affected by Mental Illness, I more than likely would never have had the opportunity to work at such an amazing organisation.
I began my time at Mentis Assist as a client and through joining their Participants Advisory Group was offered the opportunity to complete a traineeship in administration. My initial feelings were of anxiety as I hadn’t worked for a number of years. However, this did not last long as all the staff and clients at Mentis Assist were very supportive and reassuring.
What started out as a 6 month contract turned into four years. The thing I enjoy most about working at Mentis Assist is the fabulous people I work with and the inspirational clients who pass through the doors. The work done at Mentis Assist is invaluable for those facing some of life’s difficulties.
Just recently I was approached to take on another role at Mentis Assist; that of a Peer Practitioner. In this role, I will be facilitating a peer group and eventually take on supporting people on a one to one basis.
I believe the opportunity to work at Mentis Assist and be a part of the staff has not only greatly assisted in my recovery, but given me confidence and HOPE for the future!”
(Mentis Assist staff member - Karen)
“I was looking for new employment opportunities on the Peninsula and knew from their reputation that Mentis Assist was a great organisation to work for. I had always worked for socially aware organisations and with a family member who experienced ill mental health, I wanted to utilise my personal experience in a role that was both personally and professionally satisfying. Mentis Assist certainly provides me with both.
I started my employment with Mentis Assist in a 6 month contract working in Intake and Assessment and felt like I had “come home” and towards the end of my contract, I was getting very worried that my time was almost at an end. Luckily for me a new role was introduced which I applied for and was successful in getting the Housing Officer role for the Partners In Recovery (PIR) Program. The PIR program provides care co-ordination for people experiencing long term, severe mental ill health with complex needs.
Needless to say, I had found my “new family”. Career progression opportunities at Mentis Assist are fantastic; I am now in a senior management role. What I thought was going to be a short term contract has turned into a long-term career and I couldn’t be happier.
The team culture and supportive environment makes it very easy to come to work every day. It is an honour and privilege that clients allow us to walk alongside them in their journey of recovery and I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else nor be anywhere else.”
(Mentis Assist staff member – Lyn)
"Aside from all the other great benefits of working with Mentis Assist, we all enjoy the benefits of our ‘Fun Club’. The members of our Fun Club come up with activities that bring us together, provide connection, laughter, a little bit of light-hearted competition, and a great fun spirit. Here’s what one employee recently said about one of our Fun Club activities…
What a great way to connect with each other today with a soup competition, I absolutely love working at Mentis Assist, and since I have been here, every day is great. Everyone is so accommodating and helpful and fun.
I spent 21 years with another organisation before I came to work at Mentis Assist, and I can say with 100% confidence that at Mentis Assist you are not just another number, another bum on a seat but a valued employee.
Thanks to all of you who organised today’s activities and for those whom brought the soups, they were all fabulous."