Job Details
  • Reference381765A_1634102843
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted13 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

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 Outreach Program Coordinator on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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 client, 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.


  • 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.
  • AND Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.