Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144775
  • LocationMelbourne
  • Salary$55 - $65 per hour
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted28 days ago
  • ConsultantJade Donnelly
Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability, and culturally and linguistic diverse candidates are always encouraged to apply.

Chandler Macleod is seeking an APS6 Outreach Program Coordinator for a temporary 12 month assignment. This position is conveniently located in Melbourne CBD on a Monday to Friday roster (37.5 hours pw) This is a non-client facing administrative role with clinical oversights.
*****Applications close by COB Friday 9th of June 2023*****

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Occupational Health & Safety, participative work practices and values, and under limited supervision and within the standards for positions at this level, the Outreach Program Coordinator is responsible to the Director for these duties:
  • Collaboratively manage and coordinate the regions Outreach Program through liaison and negotiation with Open Arms management and staff through;
  • Contribution to the continuous quality improvement of the Open Arms Outreach Program at both region and national levels
  • Coordination and participation in the selection, orientation and resourcing of suitably qualified and experienced outreach counsellors in line with Open Arms policy
  • Facilitation of the delivery of high quality clinical outreach services for eligible Open Arms clients in rural and outer metropolitan areas in conjunction with other Open Arms staff by;
  • ensuring referrals are appropriate, timely, and accompanied by relevant written client and administrative documentation
  • applying quality assurance procedures to ensure all aspects of outreach counsellors’ clinical practice, reporting and invoicing meet contractual requirements
  • providing information, debriefing and support, but not clinical supervision, to contracted service providers as appropriate
  • ensuring Open Arms staff with outreach area coordination and/or administrative responsibilities are informed of national and region policy and procedure updates
  • further development, maintenance and management of a database of Open Arms contracted counsellors
  •  Direct provision of high quality clinical services including initial intake, assessment and referral, evidence based counselling, case management and case coordination as required.
  •  Liaising and forming partnerships with DVA, the ADF and other government departments, ex-service organisations, community health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families.
  •  Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
  •  Participation in community development and service promotion activities.
  •  Participation in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic directions and quality improvement recommendations, and providing feedback for the ongoing development of clinical policy and procedures.
  •   Applying the principles of cooperative and safe work practices consistent with APS Values and the Department’s mission, vision, approach and values.

  STATEMENT OF CLAIMS Candidates apply by submitting a 1000 word statement of claims, also known as a ‘one page pitch’. Candidate’s statement of claims outline their skills, knowledge and experience and why they should be considered for the role taking into consideration the duties and selection criteria (ILS).
  • 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.

What’s on offer:
  • 12 month casual contract, with possibility to extend
  • Mlebourne location
  • APS6 pay rate between $55.00 and $65.00/hr + super
  • All positions are required full-time (37.5 hours);
Please note: Successful applicants will be contacted only

If you have the skills required and you are available for an immediate start, please follow the “apply now” link below. CM123W