Senior Specialist, Mental Health Services. (AV6)

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 22/08/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Ambulance Victoria

Salary: $147,228 - $169,026

Occupation: Other

Reference: AV/1644830A

Reference: AV/1644830A

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $147,228 - $169,026

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

AV is seeking an experienced clinical and subject matter expert to lead strategic and state-wide development for our mental health program. This is a full time, fixed-term (1 year with possibility of extension) position currently based in Blackburn North.


About the role

Reporting to the Director, Patient Care Academy, the responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:


  • Strategically lead AV's mental health change agenda.
  • Lead and oversee critical senior stakeholder relationships and interfaces with clinical mental health, wellbeing, and Alcohol and Other Drugs services.
  • Actively manage and develop trusted, credible and effective relationships across AV, and external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Proactively champion practices that promote health and wellbeing of staff and ensure that safety goals, practices and standards are implemented.
  • Establish strategic direction for the mental health program by setting a clear vision and supporting delivery against its goals and objectives.


About you

To be considered for this position you will possess:


  • a relevant tertiary qualification
  • Mental Health clinical qualifications with AHPRA registration.
  • Extensive sector experience in a senior management position.
  • A strong understanding of Victoria's Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Systems.
  • A thorough understanding of the Royal Commission's recommendations into Victoria's Mental Health System.


It is expected that you have demonstrated experience in developing ling-term, complex and multi-phased programs to improve service delivery and patient outcomes and implementation of complex strategies to support key internal and external clients or stakeholders. Have strong conceptual and analytical skills to deal with concepts and complexity comfortably and the ability to quickly understand intricate issues and assess potential solutions. To succeed, you will also need excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Working at AV

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance.  We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off for full time roles, and other benefits including free on-site parking and hybrid WFH opportunities. 


We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities and whether our staffing reflects the diversity of the Victorian community.  If you're ready to play an integral role and deliver results that help make a real difference, we want to hear from you!



Successful applicants will need to have received the mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and be willing to complete pre-employment screening including a Police Check. This role also requires the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check.



This position is graded at AV6. The AV grade salary range for an AV4 position is $147,228 to $169,026 plus 10.5% superannuation. The expectation is that employees will commence at the base of the grade applicable to a position.


How to apply

Applicants are requested to address the selection criteria detailed in the position description and to read the document ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria' on our careers page.  For any queries please email recruitment@ambulance.vic.gov.au or contact us on 03 9840 3653.


Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

  • A covering letter
  • A resume
  • A document addressing the selection criteria detailed on the last page of the position description


We request that your application for the position is forwarded by 15th August by clicking on ‘Apply online'.


Applications must be submitted via the AV Careers Centre website https://careers.ambulance.vic.gov.au/ to be considered. 


Our diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver the Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.