Social Care & Psychology
Published 07 May 2024

  • Lead a team supporting youth mental health, fostering a positive workplace
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Opportunity to work for a reputable Not-For-Profit Organisation

Job Title: Program Manager – Early Psychosis

Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Salary: $128,750 per annum + Super (11%) We also offer Salary Packaging + 5 weeks annual leave. Interstate applicants are also eligible for relocation assistance through NTPHN relocation grants for Allied Health workers.

About Us:

We are looking for a Program Manager to join a passionate team dedicated to providing exemplary mental health services to young people in the Northern Territory. We’re seeking an experienced and motivated individual to fill the role of Program Manager for the Early Psychosis service. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young individuals and their families facing early psychosis challenges. As part of the headspace network, we operate within the Australian Early Psychosis Program (AEPP) model of care, ensuring evidence-based interventions tailored to the needs of individuals aged 12-25.

Position Overview:

The Program Manager will play a pivotal role in leading a multidisciplinary team to deliver high-quality clinical interventions and support services. Working closely with senior management, the successful candidate will drive innovation, maintain service standards, and foster a culture of excellence within the program. This role offers a blend of leadership, clinical oversight, and strategic planning, making it an exciting opportunity for those passionate about youth mental health.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership & Management:
  • Provide visionary leadership to the multidisciplinary team, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.
    • Collaborate with senior management to ensure alignment with organisational goals and objectives.
    • Oversee recruitment, onboarding, and professional development initiatives to support staff growth and retention.
  1. Operational Oversight:
  • Manage the delivery of the AEPP model, ensuring adherence to best practices and quality standards.
    • Facilitate collaboration and integration with other headspace programs to provide holistic care to clients.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives through stakeholder engagement and data-driven decision-making.
  1. Clinical Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical oversight and guidance to ensure the delivery of safe and effective interventions.
    • Maintain a small clinical caseload to stay connected with client needs and contribute to direct service provision.
    • Champion a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to service delivery, prioritising the needs and preferences of young individuals and their families.

Selection Criteria:

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical mental health service leadership, preferably in adolescent mental health.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Commitment to cultural safety and proficiency in working with diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Strong understanding of relevant legislation, policies, and guidelines in the youth mental health sector.

General Requirements:

  • Adherence to relevant legislative requirements, organisational policies, and professional standards.
  • Contribution to a positive and inclusive workplace culture, promoting collaboration and mutual respect.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and self-care practices.
  • Compliance with workplace health and safety regulations and vaccination protocols.
  • Participation in performance reviews, supervision sessions, and quality improvement initiatives.

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