Program Manager Community

Geelong, VIC |

• Lead the way in recovery oriented mental health service delivery and co-design of service systems
• Provide strategic vision, financial accountability & professional leadership to MHDAS
• Improve your skills with ongoing training and professional development

About the facility
Barwon Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) 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.

MHDAS is entering a new phase of co-design of our service system with people who access our services and our wider community.  This will build on our nationally recognized unique cultural approach to the challenges of recovery oriented service delivery to redesign our service system.

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 community settings.  The role includes building and maintaining strong partnerships both internally and externally. 

To be successful in this role:
• You will be innovative and passionate about evidence based best practice which upholds the principles of recovery based practice
• You will be an inspirational leader with the ability to create positive workplace culture
• You will be an experienced, insightful leader who is prepared to challenge your own thinking and motivate others
• You will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• You will be able to think critically and quickly analyse and interpret data to achieve results

Salary Circa: $110,562.40-$111,800

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
• Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront
• Our Commitment to Child Safety
• Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
• Aboriginal Employment Plan

If you are a passionate and innovative leader who shares our vision apply today.
At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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Starting date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Closing date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Barwon Health
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