Job Details
  • Reference363993A_1601790889
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted24 days ago
  • ConsultantIain Cameron

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 EL1 Assistant Director - Clinical Outreach and Groups on a contract for 12 Months, with potential extension.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice to the Regional Director on service delivery opportunities, and requirements within the local jurisdiction to enhance client outcomes and to ensure effective service delivery. Collaborate with the regional clinical leadership team to mitigate risk to client safety, and to enhance client access to quality evidence-based treatment and support services.
  • Provide clinical leadership in regional delivery of programs and services, including the treatment and psychoeducational group suite of programs and the clinical outreach program to ensure clients can access relevant services. Develop and maintain partnerships with service providers contracted to increase service delivery capacity and to ensure clinical governance standards and practices are maintained.
  • Undertake Quality Assurance activities, which may include audits, case file reviews, risk reviews, and contract compliance reviews to ensure clinical governance is upheld for the work undertaken by Outreach Program Counsellors providing services across the region. Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the policies and procedures related to the Outreach Counsellor Program and oversee the implementation of related contract management practices at the local level.
  • In collaboration with the Regional Clinical Practice Manager, oversee the activities the Group Executive Officers and the Outreach Executive Officers who work alongside the clinical staff in the Groups and Outreach Programs team. Identify and support professional development needs of these support staff and liaise with the Regional Clinical Practice Manager as necessary with regards to their duties or performance.
  • As a member of the regional leadership group, contribute to the National Management Team, and act for the Regional Director as required;
    • Maintain a small clinical workload of complex clients as negotiated with the Regional Director;
    • Liaise with the Regional Director, Assistant Director Clinical Coordination and/or Assistant Director Clinical Operations regarding complex cases, contribute clinical expertise where appropriate and support the provision of regular operational supervision and coordination of clinical team meetings;
    • Coordinate and represent at stakeholder events, community development and related activities, and undertake other duties in consultation with the Regional Director as required; and
    • Demonstrate leadership behaviours and workplace practices in line with policies of OH&S, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Iain Cameron on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.