Capacity Building Coordinator – Mental Health

Adelaide, |

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Capacity Building Coordinator specialising in Primary Mental Health and/or Alcohol and Other Drugs to join our Integration and Design team. This specialised role works with our commissioned service providers, partners, community organisations or systems to build on their existing capabilities.

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 Primary Mental Health and/or AOD and requires an in-depth understanding of the primary mental health care/AOD sector/s. This specialised role will work with existing and newly commissioned service providers delivering services across both the stepped care model and within the psychosocial and AOD sectors - with a focus on supporting clinical and non-clinical service providers 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 primary mental health and AOD service providers, 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.

We expect the successful applicant will have tertiary qualifications in management, health or human services or at a minimum, experience at a senior level within a health organisation. Qualifications as a Mental Health Clinician (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or MH Nurse) are highly desirable, but not essential.

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.
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and community groups.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring performance and supporting the achievement of KPIs.
  • Capacity to analyse data and systems.

Please visit our website at for a position description.

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: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Closing date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020
Adelaide Primary Health Network
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