Mental Health Information Sharing Engagement Lead (VPSG6)

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 11/07/2022 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2026

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/1640185

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/1640185

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


Reporting to the Manager, Digital Mental Health, the Mental Health Information Sharing Engagement Lead will develop and deliver the Mental Health Connect Program's codesign, engagement and change management strategy and plan. This role is a critical enabler of the Victoria's mental health reform agenda. The program will improve the provision of, and access to a single shared view of the person being cared for. This will help consumers and carers to actively manage their treatment and care, and support service providers in the safe management and transfer of care.

Are you

  • An executive or senior manager experienced with the Victoria's mental health and digital health sector, with excellent strategic engagement, co-design and change management oversight skills?
  • Able to engage with stakeholders across all levels of an organisation, including mental health agencies and vendors?
  • Highly organized with an excellent record of achievement at a senior level in communications and who has a passion for continuous improvement?
  • Passionate about digital health and eager to make a significant contribution to transforming the way mental health services are delivered digitally in Victorian?

Key accountabilities

You will:

  • Lead a team that will undertake co-design activities, lived experience and sector engagement and change management activities related to the projects which fall under the Mental Health Connect Program of work.
  • Lead the design and delivery of a comprehensive communication strategy and plan across the sector to develop common understanding of the Mental Health Connect Program across a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Forge strong connections across the department (and in particular the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division), and with senior external stakeholders in the public health services to facilitate a collaboration and partnership approach to the program of work.
  • Maintain positive relationships with senior stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach by demonstrating strong negotiation and conflict management skills and the ability to engender support for change, to address change resistance and motivate and influence stakeholders to adopt and embrace the change.
  • Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders in the public health services to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Oversee or conduct stakeholder analysis, change impact, and gap analysis and training needs analysis; and apply a structured methodology for resulting change management activities and develop an appropriate measurement system to track adoption
  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects, in relation to change and adoption activities to meet the objectives of the mental health reform agenda, including:
    a. Assist in research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.
  • b. Support the development and delivery of change and adoption within projects or sub-projects and their successful delivery and completion within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • c. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure successful change and adoption objectives are met.
  • Develop, maintain and foster effective networks and liaisons, between internal teams, projects, other stakeholders and branches of the department, in order to assist in the delivery of the technical and solution designs.
  • Remove roadblocks, manage interdependencies across projects, review tenders, and collaborate with key stakeholders.
  • Provide input, document requirements, and support the design and delivery of training programs.
  • Ensure the department and the mental health sector are aware of current progress and issues, and are notified of future plans by managing, controlling and reporting status of current work and future plans.
  • Represent the department on key committees as required.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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Mental Health Information Sharing Engagement Lead (VPSG6)

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Full time / 30 June 2026

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Paulette Kelly | paulette.kelly@health.vic.gov.au

Mental Health Information Sharing Engagement Lead (VPSG6)