Mental Health Manager

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 46460

Reference: 46460

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Austin Hospital Heidelberg location
  • Base salary + salary packaging + super

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the North East of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the Infant Child and Youth Mental Health Service (ICYMHS)

ICYMHS provides tertiary mental health services to the north-eastern catchment of Melbourne (currently the local government areas of Banyule, Boroondara, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, and Yarra). Young people eligible for the service are predominantly aged 0-18 years, with some services available for those aged up to 25 years. It is an exciting time for Austin Health as the ICYMHS directorate will be expanding in response to the recommendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health Services.

About the role

The Program Manager for Youth Outreach Services is a newly created position that will be providing operational leadership and support to a number of the current child and youth teams in the inner and northern region of Austin ICYMHS 's catchment, and support us to navigate the expansion of service in line with the Royal Commission into Mental Health recommendations.

A regular day will see you:

  • Provide leadership of a collaborative, recovery-orientated, trauma-informed child, youth and family-centred service
  • Together with the team leaders and consultant psychiatrists, oversee the development and provision of assessment and treatment models of care for children and young people, inclusive of the family/carers and systems
  • Provide oversight of the teams to ensure a high-quality, evidence-based clinical service that is youth- and family-focussed and collaborative in its approach to client care
  • Ensure the teams provide case management using a phase-specific model of care with an emphasis on supporting the client through the recovery process

About you

If you are passionate and experienced in the youth and mental health sector and enjoy shaping the programs and services for young people and their families, we are keen for you to join us!

To be successful in this role you will bring with you:

  • A relevant professional qualification in a health-related discipline (social work, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatric nursing or speech pathology) and current registration with the relevant professional board, association or college
  • Relevant, 10 minimum years of post-graduate experience in mental health (specific to experience with children and young people) and specific to the relevant Enterprise Agreement
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership to embed evidence-based, recovery-focussed and person-centred practice as the foundation of clinical care

Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Five weeks annual leave, plus purchased leave options

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Mental Health Manager

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sue Wells - (03) 9496 5108
sue.wells@austin.org.au - (__) ____ ____

Mental Health Manager