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February

El1 Assistant Director | Community And Peer Programs

First People Recruitment Solutions - Canberra Airport, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Gemma Topic (02) 6230 7666
  • Based onsite in Canberra
  • Notionally for 12-months

Our client a Federal Government Department charged with the responsibility of delivering government programs for veterans and members of defence forces is seeking an EL1 Assistant Director to work within the Community and Peer Program.
 
This role will lead the establishment of a new ‘family stream’ within the National Community and Peer Program Section and the implementation of a program of work with a focus on the review, refinement and expansion of Open Arms services for families of current and ex-serving ADF personnel. 
 
This role will work in collaboration with the Assistant Director Community and Peer Program – Veterans, and the Assistant Director Community Engagement, to lead the expansion and continuous improvement of Open Arms National Community and Peer Program with a particular focus on the ongoing development of the Family Peer function.
 
Typical duties of the Assistant Director Clinical Quality Improvement will include:

  • Identify as a person with lived experience of military family life and of mental health and recovery (which may include as a relative/carer of a Veteran with a history of mental health issues) for the purposes of leading program development, service improvement and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Take a lead role in informing the continuous improvement of service delivery for families of current and ex-serving ADF personnel including through the initiation, design, implementation and evaluation of dedicated family-focused projects.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Director Community and Peer Program – Veterans, and the Assistant Director Community Engagement, lead the expansion and continuous improvement of Open Arms Community and Peer Program, ensuring alignment with Open Arms strategic aims and objectives with a particular focus on the development of the Family Peer capability.
  • Provide leadership of activities that strengthen the integration of lived experience across Open Arms. Provide lived experience advisory input including through membership of key governance committees and advisory forums, sharing information and formulating advice on national projects and research priorities, and contributing to the development and maintenance of Open Arms’ Clinical Practice and Governance policies and Accreditation.
  • Contribute to the implementation of a national stakeholder engagement strategy through leading strategic engagement with key external stakeholders and peak bodies involved in improving the mental health and wellbeing of families and carers, strengthening awareness of support needs of veterans and military family members and further enhancing Open Arms’ responsiveness and reach.
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of advice, briefings, papers, submissions and correspondence for use in both internal and external decision-making forums.
  • Provide supervision, mentoring and coaching for direct reports to effectively manage performance and encourage professional growth.
  • Support an environment that encourages a willingness to adopt participative work place practices in line with policies of WHS, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service values, Employment Principles and the APS Code of Conduct.

For this position we are seeking the below mandatory requirements:
 
The mandatory requirement for this position is a lived experience of military family life and of mental health issues, which may include as a relative/carer of an ex-ADF member with a history of mental health issues. Ability to respectfully and effectively utilise this experience to mentor and support others, to engage with internal and external stakeholders and to inform service development and improvement activities is essential.
 
The ideal candidate will be highly experienced in leading teams; brings skills and experience in the implementation of projects or programs; strong demonstrated capacity to engage strategically with stakeholders from a range of personal and professional backgrounds; possesses well-developed writing and oral presentation skills; and has experience writing policies and guidelines.
 
The occupant of this position will be required to demonstrate:

  • Regulates own behaviour, comprehends organisational structure and culture and acts appropriately in the execution of duties.
  • Strategic approach. Comprehends the wider contexts, develops long term goals and determines strategies and actions required to achieve those goals.
  • A commitment to delivering quality outcomes for client services, values the provision of accurate and timely information and relates to people from across the organisation.
  • Interpersonal skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and superiors from across the organisation and externally.
  • Effective verbal and written communication. Structures and presents information clearly to target audience(s), using approaches that capture audience interest, and which are in accordance with the Commonwealth writing style guidelines.
  • This position also requires eligibility and a willingness to obtain a Working with Children Check or equivalent.


Highly desirable Requirements include:

  • Previous experience in the mental health sector
  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in mental health (e.g., Certificate IV in Mental Health, Peer Work).
  • Previous experience in mental health peer work.
  • Leadership of a lived experience or peer workforce.
  • Experience working in the Australian Public Service

This position will be offered as an hourly rate contract (EL1 equivalent), notionally for 12-months. In addition, you will need to be an Australian citizen, with a police check no older than 12-months or be willing to obtain.
 
The application process will involve a 1000 page pitch with a response to selection criteria.
 
For more information, please contact Gemma Topic at @[email protected]
 
FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions is a 100% Indigenous Owned Business providing temporary assignments, fixed term contracts and permanent recruitment solutions to the Australian Government and Commercial Organisations. 
 
Our Head Office is based in Canberra with a national reach to all the states and territories, regional and remote areas of Australia.
 
FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and Non- Indigenous Australians together with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

3220545

Canberra Airport, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency




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