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Manager - Community Acute Intervention Service - Geelong


Employer: Barwon Health
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Care & Allied Health, Management, Mental Health & Counselling, Nursing, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 12 August, 2019.
Applications close: 02 September, 2019.

  • Reference #, 159454
  • Location, University Hospital Geelong
  • A new and exciting opportunity to provide expert clinical and operational leadership in Barwon Health’s Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Acute Intervention Service model of care
  • Enjoy working in a supportive and innovative culture, close to the CBD of Geelong and our vibrant waterfront

About the facility 

Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.

About the role

This is an exciting new role within MHDAS. You will provide vision, leadership and financial accountability to the Community Acute Intervention Services, specifically acute community treatment and mental health phone triage. Duties of this role include:

Developing and embedding the model of care for acute community treatment in MHDAS

Oversight of clinical workflow (acute community assessments, treatment and care and mental health phone triage)

Establishing and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

Operational management and data reporting / analysis.

We are looking for a strategic person who has experience in community acute intervention services and phone triage, who has a passion for leadership, and who values high quality, innovative, evidence based and recovery orientated practice. The position will work closely with the MHDAS leadership team to understand current service provision and build further service capacity for acute mental health and drugs and alcohol treatment. 

We welcome applicants from nursing, social work, occupational therapy and clinical psychology backgrounds.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focussed on providing the highest quality, consumer-focused care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

How to apply for this job

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Key Contact, Rachel Tindall (03) 4215 2519
Email: rachel.tindall@barwonhealth.org.au, using the subject line: Manager - Community Acute Intervention Service - Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Closing Date: 2 September 2019.