Capacity Building Coordinator – Alcohol and Other Drugs

Adelaide, SA |

The Capacity Building Coordinator:

  • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with commissioned service providers;
  • Is responsible for the management of contracts with commissioned service providers;
  • Facilitates connections and integration between commissioned service providers to influence best practice service delivery;
  • Fosters a quality improvement approach to evaluation, assessment, monitoring and redesign; and
  • Participates in broader mental health systems level partnerships and integration.

This role has a key focus on AOD and/or Primary Mental Health and requires an in-depth understanding of the AOD/ primary mental health care sector/s and will work with existing and newly commissioned service providers delivering services across a range of AOD Treatment Services and/or within a stepped care model - with a focus on supporting specialised and generalist service providers within clinical and non-clinical settings to build and sustain capabilities across the primary sector.

You will be an exceptional team player with high level interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) and have significant demonstrated experience in building and influencing professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including AOD service providers, primary mental health services, psychosocial services, community services, and government departments. An innate ability to influence and support organisations and individuals through change management will be highly regarded.

You will also have expertise and experience in critical analysis of complex issues in service delivery and service development and a working knowledge of the principles of commissioning from a primary health care perspective.

You will be able to identify problems, challenges and barriers, and recognise opportunities, and come up with potential solutions.

Skills and Experience:

  • A passion and commitment to improving primary health outcomes within our community.
  • Ability to support Adelaide PHN objectives to deliver outcomes within required timeframes.
  • Understanding of, and ability to practice in a manner consistent with, the principles of Primary Health Care.
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate Adelaide PHN key messages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team, and in cross-portfolio teams and groups.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports including recommendations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in making decisions, with the demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in the formulation and implementation of policies and practices.
  • Ability to oversee a range of contracts and maintain responsibility for coordinating all aspects of the contract and associated deliverables.
  • Capacity to analyse data and systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the Mental Health sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in health management and project management using standard project management techniques and knowledge, or the ability to acquire knowledge of basic scoping methodologies.
  • Significant experience in building beneficial professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including health care providers, community services, government departments employers and the general public.
  • High level of expertise and experience in researching and critical analysis of complex issues in human service delivery and service development. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the review and analysis of program level budgets.

How to Apply:

  1. Please visit the Adelaide PHN website at www.adelaidephn.com.au for a position description.
  2. Email your resume and a short (1-2 page) cover letter in response to the essential minimum capabilities and desirable characteristics, and describing your interest in the role to .
Starting date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
Closing date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020
Organisation: 
Adelaide Primary Health Network
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