Position Details

Reference Number 168437
Position Title Program Manager - Acute Intervention Services
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $140.00 to $150.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Utilise you expert skills to maximise our internationally recognised services
  • Lead a unit with a history of embracing innovation and driving best practice
  • Diverse and rewarding Permanent Full-time role - 80 hrs per fortnight

About the facility 

Barwon Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Service (BMHDAS) 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 excellent internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

About the role 

This role provides strategic vision, financial accountability and professional leadership to the program areas which provide integrated mental health and drug and alcohol treatment and support in University Hospital Geelong and community settings. The role includes building and maintaining strong partnerships both internally and externally.

This position provides strategic and operational support to:

  • The Swanston Centre
  • PARC / CRF
  • Hospital, AIS (Emergency Mental Health, PACER, PROMPT, Consultation Liaison)
  • Community, AIS (Phone Triage, Community outreach function, MHARS)

Functions will include:

  • Providing support to the Managers of the AIS stream
  • Leading change initiatives, which will require proactive staff and union consultation, and development of change impact statement/s
  • Providing input into major capital works projects, including the Swanston Centre and the Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (MH&AOD) hub in the emergency department
  • Attending and participating in Department of Health and Human Services forums in Melbourne (e.g., MH&AOD hub, HOPE).

About the culture

The Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services have a history of embracing innovation and driving best practice. We strive to work in partnership with people who access our services, their families and friends, staff and the wider community to provide high quality care. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and throughout the community.  With consumers at the forefront of care we are guided by our driving values: Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation.

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 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.

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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 professionally recognized qualifications in relevant health field (i.e. Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology).
Essential: Relevant professional registration.
Essential: Clinical mental health background meets classification definitions under appropriate Award / Agreement.
Contact Person Maree Bennett 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0434 182 402 
Closing Date 10/05/2021
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.