Position Details
Reference Number 162243
Position Title Lived Experience Project Manager (Carer Consultant Level 3)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 24
Position Summary
  • Support the development of a mental health hospital in the home program and an older persons mental health inpatient unit
  • Consolidate and develop your project management skills in a supportive and innovate culture
  • 12 month position until June 30 2021, 24 hours per fortnight

About the facility 

MHDAS provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families.

Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. 

About the role 

This is an exciting new role within MHDAS. The acute intervention services are embarking on a period of growth, building a new hospital in the home program and developing an older person’s mental health inpatient unit. With the support of a Project Implementation Manager, Lived Experience Consumer and Carer Project Managers will utilise their lived experience to:

  • Support changes, acting as a point of contact and facilitating relationships between consumer advisory groups and the project team
  • Ensure project planning is of the highest quality and that projects are generally delivered as planned
  • Manage inter-project dependences, resource demands and project priorities

We are looking for a passionate, organised person who has been the primary caregiver for an individual/s who have overcome mental health distress and/or alcohol and other drugs difficulties. If successful for this position you will be supported to develop or consolidate project management skills. Previous experience in engaging and facilitating groups, writing agendas and minutes, public speaking and computer skills in Microsoft office are desirable.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, collaborative and motivated team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focussed on developing the highest quality, consumer-focused care using the principles of co-design.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Lived experience of being the primary carer for someone overcoming mental health distress and / or drug and alcohol difficulties
Essential: Ability to engage and facilitate groups
Essential: Ability to write agendas and minutes
Desirable: Understanding of the intricacies of the public mental health system
Essential: Passion for service development, especially in acute mental health care
Contact Person Rachel Tindall 
Contact Person Job Title Program Manager, Acute Intervention Services 
Contact Number 0431 642 811 
Closing Date 21/07/2020
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.