Child and Family Centre Manager

Job posted: 11/04/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 42031

Reference: 42031

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

If you are looking to lead a unique service with an innovative model of care, incorporating Mentalisation-Based Treatment for children, families and teams (Anna Freud Centre, London), an exciting opportunity exists as the operational leader (Centre Manager) of the state’s first residential Child and Family Centre (C&FC), in the Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Mental Health Division.

About the Role

The Child and Family Centre (C&FC) is being newly established (based in Macleod) to provide innovative and specialist mental health residential care for children under 12 years, and their families / carers. The Centre Manager, in partnership with the Clinical Director and Divisional Manager of CYMHS, and the C&FC’s project team, will be responsible for operationally establishing the service.

The Centre Manager, in collaboration with a Child Psychiatrist, will lead the development of the C&FC’s processes, policies, and procedures, build networks and referral pathways, and the recruitment of the multi-disciplinary team in readiness for the Centre’s planned opening towards the end of 2022 / beginning of 2023.  The Centre Manager position will commence mid-2022.

Upon the C&FC’s opening the Centre Manager will be the operational leader of the C&FC’s multidisciplinary team and will model the core values of Austin Health through effective leadership and management of the clinical and support staff.  They will be responsible for ensuring the team’s delivery of trauma informed, evidence-based care that meets professional, organisational, legal, and ethical standards.  They will develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally; promote staff wellbeing and professional development; and actively contribute to research and evaluation. 

The Mental Health Division

Austin Health's Mental Health Division incorporates a number of specialties and services across community and bed-based services, with inpatient beds located on all three campuses. The Division provides catchment-based area mental health services, in addition to a number of regional and state-wide specialty services.

The Mental Health Division supports the rights of consumers to receive treatment in the least restrictive environment possible and delivers care which is consistent with the Mental Health Act 2014 and the National Standards for Mental Health Services. Service delivery is underpinned and supported by contemporary operational and clinical governance structures, and relevant policy and process.

Please refer to the position description for more information.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative and supportive environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by?Austin Health?and a Working With Children Check.

Video- www.austin.org.au/mental-health-careers/

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Child and Family Centre Manager

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Child and Family Centre Manager