Team Leader - Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service and Mental Health Social Emotional Wellbeing Team

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 31/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 26838

Reference: 26838

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Team Leader - Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service and Mental Health Social Emotional Wellbeing Team

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  • Permanent Full Time with Monthly ADO

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Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Adult Mental Health Program is looking for the right person to take on the role of Team Leader for both the Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service and the Mental Health Social and Emotional Well Being Team.

This role will provide clinical and administrative leadership to Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health Social and Emotional Well being clinicians, Trainees and Lived Experience roles and the broad range of associated activities. 

Key areas of focus will include leadership support for Eastern Health Mental Health Services:

To engage in the delivery of integrated treatment practices for the spectrum of co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns in all interventions for consumers and their families/carers where these concerns are present.

To achieve the aim of strengthening clinical care and pathways to facilitate improved, supported, and culturally appropriate access to recovery-oriented mental health services for the Aboriginal communities in the Eastern Metropolitan Region

You will play an integral role in supporting the connection and development of collaborative working relationships with Aboriginal Controlled Organisations/Aboriginal focused services and alcohol and other drug services to mental health services.

The successful applicants will have experience in leading clinical service delivery in mental health settings and in the provision of recovery care.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

Experience and skills

  • Specialist knowledge of the issues and complications arising with the assessment and management of consumers experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide a range of clinical services at a high standard, including specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions, to people with a serious mental illness and a serious substance use disorder.

  • A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical service delivery in mental health settings and drug and alcohol treatment settings.

  • Interest or experience in working with Aboriginal people experiencing mental health problems.

  • Desire to support Aboriginal people to engage with Aboriginal Controlled Organizations and mainstream health services.

  • Possess knowledge of Closing the Health Gap, Bait Murrup Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing framework 2017–2027, Korin Korin Balit-Djak Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety strategic plan 2017–2027, Our Healing Ways strategy and guidelines documents, Gayaa Dhuwi Declaration.

  • Understanding of the intent of the Royal Commission into Mental Health recommendations addressing the integration of mental health and alcohol and drug responses within clinical mental health services and the enhancement of culturally appropriate treatment and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of harm reduction as a key concept underpinning approaches to client care in the Australian alcohol and drug sector

  • Understanding and appreciation of the principles of recovery, including social connectedness, holistic care provision and peer based examples of wellness

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation (including Mental Health Act), related policy and an awareness of current trends in service delivery.

  • Experience in the delivery of therapeutic groups and group activities.

  • Experience in working with consumers and carers in the planning and delivery of interventions.

  • Specialist knowledge of the issues relating to being an agent of change within organisational settings including knowledge of capacity building and service development.

  • Ability to liaise and consult with a broad range of health professionals, community agencies and organizations.

  • Ability to provide a senior clinical role and delivering supervision to multidisciplinary staff in relation to complex clinical issues.

  • Highly developed leadership and organisational skills

  • Ability and capacity to supervise and support junior staff and/or students.

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Well-developed written and presentation skills.

  • Current Victorian Driver’s licence.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in computer skills.

  • A satisfactory Police Check is required prior to appointment.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range Here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Team Leader - Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service and Mental Health Social Emotional Wellbeing Team

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GAVIN FOSTER - (03) 9843 5864
Lisa Gill - (03) 9895 495_

Team Leader - Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service and Mental Health Social Emotional Wellbeing Team