Team Leader Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Service

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 20/04/2023 (Midnight)
27 days remaining

27 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 46595

Reference: 46595

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

This role provides an exciting opportunity to be a founding member and an integral part of a new Outreach service. The Mental Health & AOD Outreach Team is for consumers aged 18-64 years, providing follow up and care coordination for up to 28-days post presentation to the Emergency Department with the aim of reducing the likelihood of a future ED hospital presentations., and ensuring patients are linked in with appropriate community services and supports.

The MHAOD Outreach Team is multi-disciplinary and operates utilising the framework of patient care-coordination. It encompasses Mental Health (MH), Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) clinicians, Care Coordinators, and Peer Support Workers.

It utilises a framework of person-centred care that is least restrictive and respectful, is trauma-informed, recovery-focused, in line with the principles of harm reduction, and is family and carer-inclusive to deliver Best Care.

In the first instance this role will assist in establishing and implementing process and pathways to support this new outreach model of care. Once the day to day service is fully operational this role will include a clinical caseload to support the team. In addition to this, they will be responsible for providing operational leadership and strategic direction by enhancing and improving the service, managing waiting lists, ensuring strong clinical governance (with professional discipline), staff orientation, delivering improved outcomes for patients and acting as a key liaison for the team.

 Full time or Part-time job share options will be considered.

To be Successful in this Role you will have:

  • Approved degree in Allied Health (Social Work or Occupational Therapy) with current AHPRA registration or equivalent
  • Relevant post graduate qualification desirable
  • Skill and experience working with consumers with mental illness and/or AOD presentations and their family and carers
  • Strong leadership skills, including proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead and supervise staff
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and professional development of self and others
  • Strong understanding of public health and community services
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Bring a sense of calm and stability in a dynamic and developing clinical setting
  • Contribute flexibly, creatively and enthusiastically to initiatives for ongoing improvement
  • Current Victorian driver’s licence

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Team Leader Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Service

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Catherine Grant - 0466469372

Team Leader Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Service