Become a casual Mental Health Allied Health professional and be the first to hear about job opportunities that help people on their road to recovery.

Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist interested in casual employment with mental health services?

We are seeking registrations of interest from Level 1 and 2 Allied Health professionals who would like to be considered for temporary backfill roles, in casual, full-time and part-time capacities, across Adelaide.

SA Health has a variety of short term job opportunities that require Level 1 and 2 professionals to help the Government deliver the Mental Health and Wellbeing stepped model of care services and programs.

Our services are aimed at supporting a person's recovery and ability to live a fulfilling life in the community. The range of services ensures people have access to the appropriate level of support, and allow people to 'step-up' to more intense health care if they are becoming unwell and 'step-down' to other support services as their health improves.

Opportunities involve positions providing clinical services to adults and/or older people in:

  • the community, including community mental health centres
  • supported accommodation
  • day programs
  • community and inpatient rehabilitation centres
  • intermediate care centres
  • acute care settings
  • forensic care settings

Our casual workforce is an important and valued extension of our team. So why not become integral to the delivery of better Mental Health outcomes for South Australians.

About the roles

The following links provide a guide to the role requirements and specific Job and Person Specifications will be provided as positions become available.

  • Occupational Therapist - AHP1
  • Occupational Therapist - AHP2
  • Social Worker - AHP1
  • Social Worker - AHP2
  • Clinical Psychologist

Find out from Joanne, Lucinda and Mai about their personal experience with Mental Health services by clicking on the links below.

Personal experience working with Mental Health services


My name is Jo. Working casually as an SA Health Social Worker is a great way of staying connected with the workforce and keeping your skills up to date without the commitment of a full-time job. And while my hours' maybe casual I'm still regarded as a valued member of the team. Read on to find out why I love what I do and why you might too.


Hello, my name is Lucinda. Working with SA Health as an Occupational Therapist, I've come to realise how widespread problems like anxiety and depression are throughout society. My aim is to increase the confidence of people living with mental illness through a range of social activities including meet and greets, fitness sessions in the park, and cooking classes. Hear more about how I spend my working days.


Hi, I'm Mai. I work across three services as an SA Health Clinical Psychologist. I love all elements of my job and find the variety of work and close collaboration with other professions extremely rewarding. So I'm constantly developing and refining my skills, in psychological assessment and therapy which is helping me grow into a well-rounded clinician. Read more if you're looking for a great place to grow as a professional.


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