Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Reporting to the Executive Director Service Development and Reform, the Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing will lead a team that will work collaboratively across the PHN and North Western Region to ensure that the implementation of primary mental health services are delivered through evidence-based and best practice service provision in an integrated and co-ordinated manner.

The core responsibilities of the role will be in four distinct areas:

  • Ensuring the provision of mental health services in the region are efficient and effective, accessible and well co-ordinated to ensure consumers, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes receive appropriate care and support. You will have line of sight across all youth and mental health services in the North West region, and work within a matrix-style structure to ensure that planning and co-ordination of services are consistent, inclusive and integrated.
  • Co-designing strategies with stakeholders to ensure that commissioned services and programs address priority needs and are linked to an evidence base.
  • Pro-actively lead and manage key stakeholders, including relevant governance and advisory groups, peak bodies, consumers and other relevant parties to build sustainable and meaningful relationships that inform strategy and drive service delivery improvement.
  • Within a team environment drive a culture of collaboration, high performance and accountability that aligns capability to the NWPHN’s priorities and builds a link between team performance and organizational outcomes.

To be considered for the position you will be tertiary qualified in a mental health, public health or social science related discipline with experience relevant to the role. With sound knowledge of the mental health service system, along with a strong understanding and commitment to good clinical governance you’ll be motivated by a committed workplace culture that is passionate about reducing disadvantage and improving the healthcare system. You will be expected to contribute to the culture through your willingness to be agile, flexible and collaborative; systems thinking, innovative approaches to problem-solving and a pro-active and positive approach to your work will set you apart from other applicants. Naturally you’ll have highly developed interpersonal skills and be a strong and inclusive leader, developing and supporting others to improve their skills.

Download an Information Pack by registering your details below, click on the submit button and wait for a link to appear to download the Pack. Call Michael Holdway on (03) 9600 1137 or 0400 006 513 with any further questions. To apply email your CV and a Cover letter to with the heading 'Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing' in the subject line.

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