Service Director Infant Child Family & Youth - Mental Health

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 17/04/2023 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 59918

Reference: 59918

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across southeastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org

About Monash Doctors

There are more than 3,000 Junior Medical staff  and Senior Medical Staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

About Mental Health at Monash Health

The Mental Health program aims to deliver high quality mental health care to people living in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and is one of the largest mental health programs in Victoria delivering services across the lifespan.

The Mental Health Program is organised into the following and each has a designated Operations Director and Unit Head working in partnership together and have Operational Managers and local Team Managers across all services within the program:

  • Casey Adult Mental Health Services (Casey AMHS)
  • Dandenong Adult Mental Health Services (Dandenong AMHS)
  • Clayton Adult Mental Health Services (Clayton AMHS)
  • Early in Life Mental Health Services (ELMHS)
  • Young Persons Mental Health Services (YPMHS)
  • Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS)
  • Agile Psychological Medicine Clinics, including Agile Complex Mood Clinics and Cognitive Processing Therapy Clinics for PTSD
  • Wellness and Recovery Centre
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT) 

About the Role

As the Service Director for Infant, Child, Family and Youth, Mental Health Program Monash Health you will work closely with both the Program Director and General Manager of Mental Health Program as well as the Service Director for Adult and Older Adult with accountability for the effective management and leadership of the Mental Health Program and delivery of mental health services across sites. The Service Director will be an essential member of the Monash Mental Health Leadership team and having a key role across clinical services and medical workforce development and wellbeing. In addition they will be asked to facilitate and be involved in major clinical or redesign projects as required to meet the Programs strategic objectives.

The establishment of the role of Service Director of Monash Mental Health provides a unique opportunity for an individual to work as part of the leadership team to develop and deliver an innovative model of care that integrates world class clinical care, research and teaching dedicated to mental health.

Reporting to the Program Director the role will at times act for the Program Director during periods of absence and attend key leadership meetings on behalf of the program.

The Service Director role will be fulltime with a negotiated clinical fraction.

About You

You will be responsible for below key areas-

  • Lead a stream of clinical services including line management of unit directors within that stream ( Infant, Child, Family and Youth)
  • Ensure the Program quality and safety risks are identified and a plan is in place to mitigate such risks
  • Work with the Program leadership to implement necessary changes and improve patient experience
  • Develop and oversee a medical workforce development and wellbeing plan.
  • Identify options and take necessary action to improve speciality and vocational training
  • Contribute to and where appropriate lead major clinical and redesign projects such as the design and/or commissioning of new facilities, improvements in patient experience, addressing poor performance against organizational KPIs as it applies to the Program. 

What you need:

  • A medical qualification from a registered tertiary institution and Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with a current practicing ce
  • Extensive management experience within a large, complex healthcare or other relevant organisation at a senior level
  • Fellowship of the RANZCP or equivalent
  • Higher research degree (MD, PhD) and/or Postgraduate qualification in health service management desirable 

 What we offer:

Salary packaging

Onsite discounted staff parking

Discounted banking (BankVic)

Onsite Gym

Access to professional development courses and seminars

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

•             reference checks

•             a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

•             a current Victorian Employee Working with Children's Check (or proof of payment for same)

•             proof of immunisation

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via myGov. 
Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Service Director Infant Child Family & Youth - Mental Health

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Megan Galbally - 0402 125 097

Service Director Infant Child Family & Youth - Mental Health