Job Details
  • Reference356005A_1584508699
  • LocationBallina, New South Wales
  • SalaryNegotiable
  • Job TypePart Time
  • Posted20 days ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman

Your new company
Healthy North Coast (operating as North Coast Primary Health Network) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a big vision and an even bigger heart. NCPHN are a collection of people who want to make a genuine difference to help our communities achieve better health and, ultimately, live better lives.

An organisation who has recently restructured to reflect our investments in priority areas like mental health and alcohol and other drugs, Aboriginal health, digital health, older persons health and our North Coast health workforce. Primarily funded by the Australian Government, working alongside local health care professionals, social services and hospitals to support communities and address gaps in our local health services.

Your new role
We are seeking a Senior Project Officer- Mental Health to progress the reform of mental health services across the North Coast region within the stepped care approach. Under the direction of the Senior Manager - Mental Health Integration, the role will undertake and support initiatives that will contribute to delivering a more efficient, integrated and sustainable mental health system.

The position will work to develop and support more effective and efficient primary mental health care services with NCPHN through the progressive and collaborative implementation of evidence based and contemporary approaches to mental health and wellbeing treatment. Consideration to the relevant national and state guidelines in conjunction with regional plans will be essential.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be passionate about the health of North Coast Communities; encouraging innovation and new ideas; creating an environment for the development of new approaches and creative solutions and work in genuine partnership with colleagues, stakeholders and community to make a difference to achieve positive change.

You will also possess the following attributes;

  • Manages self - demonstrates personal motivation, shows initiative, works autonomously and reflects on performance
  • Delivers results - plans, identifies and meets changing priorities, leverages relevant expertise
  • Thinks and solves problems - researches and analyses complex information, anticipates and identifies issues, and proposes effective solutions
  • Manages reform and change - actively promotes and supports the change process
  • Works collaboratively - builds partnerships and networks, ensures a cooperative approach, identifies opportunities to share information and resources
  • Strong project management skills - experience in scoping, planning, implementing, monitoring, reporting on, and evaluating projects
  • Strong skills and experience in managing data- experience in working with data collection / client management type systems and ability to extract and interrogate data (strong Excel skills etc.)
  • Understanding of procurement and contract management in the primary health sector
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Work Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, and continuous improvement principles
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline

    Desirably you will have:
  • Experience with or knowledge of Not for Profit entities, primary health care and the mental health care sector

    What you'll get in return
  • Work in a superb lifestyle location across the Mid North Coast/Far North Coast of New South Wales
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on improving health outcomes for North Coast New South Wales communities
  • Work with professionals committed to improving our primary healthcare system.


    Other Information
  • 1 x part time position - 24 hpw up to end of July 2020, reducing to 16 hpw for a further 12 months
  • flexibility in the spread of hours over the week
  • Location - Tweed preferred- However will consider Ballina, Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie for the right candidate.
  • Regular travel and some work outside standard office hours may be a requirement of this role


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to upload your resume or call Jo Ellerman on (02) 66592031 for a confidential chat.

Applications close: 5:00pm Wednesday 5th April 2020