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Mental Health Program Manager - Karratha

Mission Australia
  • Permanent Full Time | 38 hours per week
  • Opportunity to be based in Karratha
  • Great Benefits including salary packaging, regional allowance, pool car + more!

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment.  

Your Opportunity

An exciting and rare opportunity has become available to lead Mission Australia’ Pilbara's portfolio of Mental Health services.

This role will attract an empowering leader who has expertise in service delivery across the community, mental health, family and domestic violence and/or housing sector; with a strong track record in managing diverse teams and complex services.

They will be able to point to their skills and previous deliverables in driving services to deliver quality outcomes for all service users accessing our services. They must have the sound management skills required to manage a remote and distant team, strong communication skills and the ability to think critically and make sound decisions.

The Pilbara Mental Health portfolio includes the Integrated Primary Mental Health Care (IPMHC) program, Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service and THRIVE Pilbara with staff located across the Pilbara in Hedland, Karratha, Newman and Tom Price.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage and support a team of staff across multiple work sites to ensure the delivery of program requirements
  • Engage relevant stakeholders to continue the effective running of the programs
  • Oversee the accuracy and management of reporting, client files and program data 
  • Influence the operational procedures by developing work practices and procedures

Requirements for Success

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • A tertiary qualification with professional registration in a psychology, social, allied health, nursing or health sciences field
  • Extensive experience in  counselling or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of quality, risk management practices and clinical governance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated highly developed communication, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated highly developed strategic management skills and the capacity to provide leadership in a remote environment
  • Demonstrated highly developed policy development, financial and human resource management skills within a community service delivery environment
  • A personal alignment with the values of Mission Australia

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • 5 weeks annual leave and 15 days personal leave per year
  • Pool car available for personal use (subject to salary packaging arrangements)
  • Regional Allowance
  • Housing Allowance and Relocation Subsidy (subject to eligibility)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private 

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au, using the subject line: Mental Health Program Manager - Karratha enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 08 9225 0453.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply Now’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to here click to view the position description. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.

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