Position Details


Reference Number 159819
Position Title Manager Aged Psychiatry Service
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Barwon Health is seeking a highly skilled leader to manage the Aged Psychiatry Service (APS)
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment
  • Enhance your career with Victoria’s leading regional healthcare service

About the facility

Barwon Health's Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health and drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment, harm reduction and community and family support to people of all ages within the Barwon Region currently experiencing, or at risk of experiencing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are consumer centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

About the role

The APS Manager’s primary objective is to effectively and safely lead the operations of the APS team.

Duties of the APS Manager include:

  • Providing expert leadership of APS and across MHDAS, fostering an engaged culture of continuous improvement and clinical best practice
  • Ensuring activity targets and all data reporting requirements are met
  • Ensuring efficient use of resources, including human resources and budget management
  • Leading organisational change management processes as required
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

About the culture

APS prides itself on delivering high quality client-centred mental health care for people aged 65 years and above, and their families. APS has terrific internal relationships and works hard towards maintaining a strong connection with our consumers, community and external health and social services.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is 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: Formal tertiary qualifications in the areas of nursing, psychology, social work or occupational therapy including relevant professional registration as applicable
Essential: Extensive experience in relevant leadership roles and proven ability to lead, manage and motivate staff
Essential: Demonstrated leadership experience in managing teams supporting consumers with complex mental health and psychosocial needs
Essential: Proven ability to lead, manage and motivate staff
Contact Person Cath Peake 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0401 034 732 
Closing Date 23/10/2019
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.