Project Officer - Stepped Care

Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst, NSW |

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged

The Role

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WSNW PHN) is currently seeking a motivated individual who has a passion for primary healthcare and community wellbeing to join our Commissioned Services and Strategic Projects team as Project Officer – Stepped Care.

The Stepped Care Project Officer is responsible for the rollout of the Black Dog Institute Stepped Care program to General Practices and Aboriginal Medical Services across the region as well as supporting the successful ongoing implementation of a stepped care framework across Far West and Western NSW.

The goals for the program are to:

  • Improve the mental health and wellbeing of people within Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) through early identification of mental health issues.
  • Increase the capacity of General Practitioners to diagnose common mental illnesses as well as recommend appropriate interventions, within a Stepped Care framework.
  • Identify and develop healthcare pathways in line with the stepped-care mental health framework

WNSW PHN has a strong focus and commitment to addressing Aboriginal health inequality across the region and your commitment to the values of improving Aboriginal outcomes is highly valued.

The position can be based in Dubbo, Orange or Bathurst office.

Essential

  • This position has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Tertiary qualifications in health, social work, social sciences, community development or community services or relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the project management life cycle and an ability to track and report against milestones.
  • Proven track record in stakeholder engagement, including an ability to build relationships and strong partnerships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture including a commitment to cultural safety.
  • Advanced computer skills required for MS Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in a project management role with a sound knowledge of contemporary business and project management practices.

Desirable

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications would be highly regarded and/or extensive relevant experience preferably within the Mental Health sector.
  • Experience in working with General Practices and Aboriginal Medical Services.
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal people, organisations, and communities in view of planning and implementing services and achieving outcomes for Aboriginal people.
  • Experience working in the Mental Health sector, particularly in rural and remote areas.

PLEASE NOTE:

As part of your application, you must provide a separate statement addressing each of the selection criteria as well as your resume. If you do not provide these two documents, your application will automatically not be accepted. 

For an outline of responsibilities, position description, selection criteria and information on how to apply, please refer to the Employment tab in the ‘About Us’ section of our website www.wnswphn.org.au/about-us/employment

WNSW PHN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted via email (by the closing date and time) to: hr@wnswphn.org.au

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Marijka Brennan (Portfolio Lead – Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol) on 0421 460 752.

Starting date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Closing date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Organisation: 
Western NSW Primary Health Network
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