Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-145384
  • LocationMelbourne
  • Salary$55 - $60 per hour
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted15 days ago
  • ConsultantJade Donnelly
As one of the Australia’s largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod’s recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Group Program Coordinator on a 12  month assignment with the possibility of extension.

Position Overview
Work in collaboration with the Assistant Director, Clinical Outreach and Groups and the clinical team to coordinate the provision of psychoeducational workshops and treatment groups by external providers to the clients and stakeholders.

Location: Melbourne CBD
Contract Length: 12 months
Rate: $55.00-$65.00 per hour (casual)

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Marketing
  • Engagement with in-centre counsellors and Outreach Program counsellors to support promotion and delivery of group programs. 
  • Provide regular emails to promote upcoming programs.
  • Engage with key stakeholders
  • Deliver presentations on group programs and services to external stakeholders.
  • Attend National Peer Group Coordination Meetings.
  • Group Program Planning & Coordination for the Region
  • Coordinate with the community engagement team as a point of contact for psycho educational workshops and treatment groups related to transition seminar attendance, ADF promotional activities and ex-service organisations in the region.
  • Develop an annual schedule with assistance from the Group Program Support Officer (GPSO). 
  • Recruitment and Onboarding of Facilitators & Trainers
  • Source appropriately qualified and experienced Group Program Facilitators and provide onboarding.
  • Undertake regular skills and competencies audits of group program workforce and adherence to group facilitator protocols.
  • Group Intake, Screening and Reporting
  • Review intake assessments including assessment of suitability.
  • Review participant evaluation forms and address any concerns.
  • Educational Workshop Clinical Activities
  • Manage concerns regarding participant suitability, wellbeing and special requirements.
  • Risk management of group program participants, as per agency policies.  This includes regular communication with facilitators in relation to attendance and risk of participants.
  • Follow up non-attendance.
  • Clinical Group Coordination
  • Manage the group / workshop intake queue and assignment of clients to groups or workshops.
  • Ensure clients at risk waiting for treatment programs have required support and coordinate with clinician and Assistant Director where required.
  • Brief and debrief Facilitators/Trainers as required.
  • Encourage uptake of online learning components of group treatment programs and reduce barriers.
  • Ensure that client risk processes are integrated within the group program and risk is reported back to Assistant Director Client Coordination and relevant clinicians involved.
  • Review / approve group program reports (individual and program).
  • Support integration with 1:1 counselling by engaging with OPCs, centre based clinicians, Assistant Directors and clients in group programs. Work with these stakeholders to support treatment coordination and group treatment integration as core business.
  • Financial Tasks
  • Financial Management – Group FY Budget and Projections annually
  • Track costs to support budget expenditure and monitor group participation utilising tracking sheets provided.
  • Oversee regional group procurement activities and ensure compliance with DVA requirements.

Mandatory Requirements and key skills:
  • Tertiary qualifications in teaching, training and facilitation, ideally within a mental health/community sector,  OR
  • Qualifications as a registered Psychologist / Mental Health Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Registered Nurse with full AHPRA registration, OR
  • Qualification as a Social Worker eligible for membership of the Australian Association Social Workers (AASW) and be eligible to apply for Mental Health accreditation.

  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance
  • Knowledge of mental health programs
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships
  • Current drivers licence


  • Relevant management experience
  • An understanding of the challenges faced by those who have served in the Australian Defence Force

As part of your application, you will need to provide a a Statement of Claims (cover letter) up to 1000 words addressing your suitability for the position.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting “Apply for this job”.