Job Details
  • Reference401207A_1669265390
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryAU$70 - AU$80 per hour + super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted11 days ago
  • ConsultantJohn Todd
About the Organisation:

This leading Federal government agency provides free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, and their families. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can contribute to the difference that they make in this role. This agency has a great team culture and excellent office location in Melbourne.

About the role:

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Workplace Health and Safety, and participative work practices and values, EL1 Assistant Director Community Engagement is responsible to the Director for overseeing the Community and Peer Program.

Working in collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team, the EL1 Assistant Director Community Engagement will oversee the provision of community and peer engagement services across the region, within a stepped-care model.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake line management responsibilities for regional Community Engagement Team (CET) and be responsible for the recruitment, selection, induction, supervision, and performance management of clinical employees to ensure their ability to meet service delivery requirements
  • Facilitate a professional development program for the regional CET staff
  • Ensure all individual CET staff are meeting their workload requirements and are maintaining active professional development and regular professional supervision
  • Oversee all quality assurance activity which may include file audits, centre-based case reviews, outreach counselling case reviews and quality assurance reviews for both centre-based and outreach counselling services
  • Where relevant, in consultation with the Assistant Director Clinical Coordination/Assistant Director Clinical Operations/Assistant Director Clinical Outreach and Groups review and approve CET staff case reports and maintain active awareness of the caseloads of CET staff through the provision of regular operational supervision and coordination of team meetings
  • Maintain a small clinical workload of complex clients as negotiated with the Regional Director
  • Actively contribute to the Department's projects, clinical policies and procedures, research initiatives and Quality Assurance activities as required:
  • Provide leadership in regional application of the Department's programs and services to ensure the clients are afforded appropriate services and to ensure standards and practices are maintained
  • As a member of the regional leadership group, provide supportive leadership to the region, contribute to the National Management Team, and Deputise and act for the Regional Director

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • 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 must be obtained prior to commencing in the position
  • Extensive clinical and relevant management experience

It is also highly desirable that you have:

  • Relevant experience within the Australian Public Services
  • Relevant experience in complex case management
  • Relevant experience and qualifications in the leadership and management of clinical teams
  • Clinical experience within the military setting.

What in it for you:

  • An attractive hourly rate of up to $80ph + super
  • Full time hours, 37.5 per week
  • Great location in Melbourne

How to apply:

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, disability and culturally and linguistics candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government.

Please click 'APPLY' to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role. You can also send in your resumes directly to to be considered for this opportunity.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30/11/2022 at 15.00 PM