Project Manager - Service Expansion, Mental Health Reform Victoria (VPSG6)

Job posted: 21/05/2020
Applications close: 07/06/2020 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / to February 2022

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $120,692 - $161,511

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/DHHS/MHRV/571650

Reference: VG/DHHS/MHRV/571650

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne CBD

Position Summary:

Project Manager – Service Expansion

The landmark Victorian Government Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System represents a significant opportunity for system-wide reform.  The Royal Commission released its interim report in November 2019, which included a recommendation for government to establish an administrative office to implement the Royal Commission's recommendations.

Reporting to the Project and Relationship Lead – Service Expansion, the Project Manager Service Expansion will lead the delivery of specific reform initiatives focused on the expansion and improvement of existing mental health services to ensure services are contemporary and focused on evidence based, consumer centred care. The role involves strong stakeholder and project management, an understanding of and commitment to human centred design and demonstrated experience designing and implementing mental health initiatives, includes those targeted at suicide prevention.

Are you

  • Experienced at designing and implementing programs that deliver contemporary models of care for mental health consumers
  • Able to manage and deliver complex projects in partnership with health services, consumers and carers
  • Able to work at pace in a dynamic and ambiguous environment?
  • Able to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders?
  • A system wide thinker and flexible team player?


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Project Manager - Service Expansion, Mental Health Reform Victoria (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / to February 2022

Job classification:



Megan Phelan | (03) 9096 5937 or 0401 716 785

Project Manager - Service Expansion, Mental Health Reform Victoria (VPSG6)