Job Details
  • Reference381158A_1633550425
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted14 days ago
  • ConsultantTony Crymes

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 Workforce Development on a contract for 8 months with potential extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles the Assistant Director - Clinical Workforce Development (Practice Change) will:

  • Manage Clinical Workforce Development (Practice Change) priorities to support high quality mental health service delivery. This includes but is not limited to clinical workforce development, training and practice change with a focus on suicide prevention, clinical initiatives, and Community Peer and Program activities. This includes:
    • managing the delivery of projects;
    • managing clinical quality improvement and practice change activities;
    • applying project management approaches;
    • applying change management approaches; and
    • managing procurement activities and managing associated contracts.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve Section, Branch, Divisional and Departmental goals by anticipating and responding to stakeholder needs.
  • In conjunction with the National Director - Clinical Innovations manage strategic planning for longer-term initiatives, including developing and implementing the M&HSP and Open Arms National Learning Pathways Plan. This encompasses but is not limited to the National Training Calendar for suicide prevention activities, clinical initiatives, Community and Peer Program activities, and their related Capability Frameworks.
  • Develop training skills audits, training needs analyses, and other relevant business documentation, and work across Clinical Innovations and M&HSP in an agile manner to meet business improvement priorities.
  • Manage documentation to track, monitor, and report on projects and business as usual activities.
  • Develop and review advice, input, briefings, papers, submissions and correspondence for use in both internal and external decision-making forums.
  • Manage Secretariat support, and assist with the development and conduct of Open Arms focus groups and Working Groups as required.
  • Develop Clinical Innovations Section Staff on-boarding, Section Staff Wellbeing, and Section Meeting processes and documentation
  • Provide supervision, mentoring and coaching for staff as required to effectively manage performance and encourage professional growth.
  • Support an environment that encourages a willingness to adopt participative work place practices in line with policies of WHS, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service values, Employment Principles and the APS Code of Conduct.

Skills & Experience:

  • There are no mandatory clinical qualifications required. Qualifications, skills and experience in mental health, psychology, social sciences, humanities or a related field, research and evaluation, analysis, program and project management, change management, procurement including contract management, administration and budget management, and staff management are highly regarded.
  • A high standard of written and oral communication is essential for this role.
  • This role has many competing priorities. The successful applicant must be IT proficient and able to work flexibly across multiple issues with limited guidance.
  • There is a high degree of stakeholder engagement in this role, requiring the successful applicant to have extensive stakeholder management experience and demonstrated communication skills to effectively manage these relationships.

Desirable Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding of mental health services; as well as relevant experience in the Australian Public Service, and the Australian Defence Force

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Tony Crymes on 02 6268 9716 or email for further discussion.