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Clinical Director - Treatment and Services - Armidale & Tamworth


Employer: St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Care & Allied Health, Housing & Homelessness, Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 11 January, 2017.
Applications close: 24 January, 2017.

This is an exciting new senior role for an experienced clinician with proven leadership skills. A great opportunity to play a key role in leading the SVDP NSW Drug and Alcohol Specialist Network. 

  • Permanent, full-time 38 hours per week
  • Primarily based at Freeman House in Armidale, NSW. With periods based in Tamworth and frequent regional travel required
  • $110k per annum; plus super, fully maintained motor vehicle and generous salary packaging

About the organisation

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling. Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values http://www.vinnies.org.au/page/About/Mission__Vision.

About the service

St Vincent de Paul NSW Drug and Alcohol programs are committed to minimising the harm related to homelessness, drug and alcohol use, mental health, contact with the criminal justice system and other associated issues. Freeman House, Rendu House and Rosalie House are committed to providing high quality, innovative and flexible responses to drug and alcohol, homelessness and other areas of complex need.

The nature and level of support differs according to individual needs, with a range of services offered including drug and alcohol case management and counselling in the community and in residential rehabilitation, access to psychological and psychiatric care, education and therapeutic group work, harm minimisation, living skills, withdrawal management and holistic health care and homelessness case management.

About the role                           

The Clinical Director - Treatment and Services will be responsible for the treatment and operations across the programs and services around the state. The role will provide direct support to the Senior Operations Manager- Health in areas relating to the Drug and Alcohol portfolio, including developing and potentially managing new opportunities in drug and alcohol treatment. The Clinical Director will lead 6 direct reports and a team of over 40 staff across a number of sites. 

You can find more information about this role in the position description.

To be successful you need:

  • High level understanding of the drug and alcohol policy context in NSW
  • High level and significant demonstrable experience in managing drug and alcohol and other health related services
  • Understanding of or significant experience with the provision of residential or accommodation services
  • Previous management experience including financial management
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • High level understanding of program logic, ability to develop outcomes and indicators and utilise these and other methods to evaluate programs
  • Ability to work with research bodies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams, including multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple teams and/or coordinate multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and develop staff
  • Demonstrated ability to represent an organisation
  • Demonstrable understanding of the issues related to managing clinical services
  • Demonstrated understanding of Quality Improvement
  • Demonstrated understanding of managing a service towards the achievement of accreditation standards
  • Understanding of Risk Management
  • Understanding of WHS standards and practices
  • Willingness to work within the Mission and Values of the St Vincent de Paul Society

What we offer

  • By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is proud to offer generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • Training and development opportunities

Employment conditions

The conditions of employment are governed by the National Employment Standards.

Pre-employment clearances

Pre-employment checks will include two (2) reference checks, a Health Declaration, National Criminal History Check and for relevant roles a Working with Children Check (click here for information http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Working-With-Children-Check/Paid-workers). You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia. You will be provided with the necessary forms during the recruitment process. 

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Society is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

How to apply for this job

1.  Applications will include the following:

  • Claims to the Essential Criteria in the cover letter:  
    The Claims to the Essential Criteria is an important part of your application. Please address each essential criterion by explaining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet them. The essential criteria can be found in the attached position description. Please also explain the reasons why you are applying for this role.
  • Current curriculum vitae: This will include your qualifications & trainings; work history with a brief description of duties for each role; Referees - at least two (2) e.g. persons you report to who can comment on your work experience. Please provide name and contact details (work and mobile phone numbers; email address). Or please be prepared to provide details when requested

2.  Submit your application online - https://vinnies-nsw.applynow.net.au/jobs/VIN263-clinical-director-treatment-and-services – follow the prompts below: answer the questions and attach your documents. (We do not accept applications sent to the HR email address.)

If you have questions about this role, please contact David Kelly (Senior Operations Manager - Health) by phone on (02) 8622 0449 or email to david.kelly@vinnies.org.au, with email subject line: Clinical Director - Treatment & Services / VIN263 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at 11:30 pm on 24 January 2017.

Supporting materials  PD_Clinical_Director_Treatment_Services_SupportServices_Dec2016.pdf