Mental Health Recovery Team Manager

Job No: 87917
Location: Adelaide, SA

  • Be part of a unique and significant Social Health program!
  • Enjoy fantastic work/life balance with generous leave entitlements!
  • Attractive remuneration package of $71,296 PLUS super and salary sacrifice!

About the Mental Health Recovery Program

Nunkuwarrin Yunti's Mental Health Recovery Program aims to provide members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with accessible, culturally safe and therapeutically sound psychological and counselling services. Mental Health Recovery team members comprise a mix of Psychological Services Providers including Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Accredited Social Workers, Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counsellors and related roles who provide one-to-one therapy and group therapy for our client group.

The Program has close links to Social Health Case Work services, community health promotion programs, clinical health programs and Stolen Generations support services.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is seeking a Team Manager to lead their Mental Health Recovery Program on a full-time basis.

You'll be leading a team of highly trained and qualified Psychological Service providers including Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Counsellors across a small number of offices in metropolitan Adelaide, as well as a team member in Murray Bridge. This is a new team and some initial work to on-board new staff will be required.

Reporting to the Middle Manager – Social and Emotional Wellbeing, you will be responsible for delivering key services in alignment with funding agreements and service relevant legislation, such as privacy, mandatory reporting, and collection and reporting of service statistics. Core service delivery will comprise maximising the number of face to face counselling and psychological service sessions delivered to the target client groups, as well as some service promotion to key referral and client groups.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include:

  • Providing high level leadership and support to staff within the Mental Health Recovery Program;
  • Managing staff rosters, leave approvals, recruitment and induction, and regular performance reviews;
  • Supporting staff continuing professional development and operating as a resource to support team members in ethical and professional decision making;
  • Ensuring program outcomes are achieved and that all service delivery meets legislative requirements;
  • Maintaining strong communication pathways between internal and external stakeholders, in particular promoting the service and developing networks to build community support;
  • Providing input to the strategic direction of Nunkuwarrin Yunti through developing and implementing annual program action plans;
  • Creating and managing program budgets in collaboration with Middle Management and the Finance Manager; and
  • Reviewing and evaluating the program in order to complete reports to the funding body, and undertaking continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate will hold a Diploma or higher in Management, Social Health or similar discipline. Professional registration with bodies such as AHPRA or AASW will be highly regarded, as will management experience within the Human Services sector, preferably within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

An in-depth knowledge of contemporary challenges faced by members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, the history of past government policies designed to remove Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, alongside a demonstrated understanding of how to deliver accessible services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, will be paramount to your success. Additionally, the ability to effectively communicate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a culturally sensitive manner will ensure your success in this position.

You’ll have strong experience in staff management, with the ability to encourage and motivate team members. Confidence in using the Microsoft Office Suite and client database systems is essential.

Please note: It is a requirement of this role that the successful candidate has a current driver’s licence, and is willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with Nunkuwarrin Yunti.

To view the full position description, please click here.

For further information, telephone Chris Howland on 8406 1693 or 0401 615 511.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $71,296, dependent on skills and qualifications, plus super. This package provides you with excellent flexible salary sacrificing options which will allow you to significantly increase your take home pay.

Your dedication to the organisation will also be rewarded with generous leave allowances, including 7 days paid leave over the Christmas period in addition to your four weeks of annual leave!

By joining the supportive Nunkuwarrin Yunti team, you will receive career and personal growth opportunities within a multicultural workforce, and ongoing professional development and training. The benefits of working for South Australia's largest Aboriginal primary healthcare service will become apparent as you experience genuine opportunities to advance your career within the organisation!

Don't miss this opportunity to give back to the community and enjoy a rewarding challenge - Apply Now!

Please Note: Applications will be reviewed by COB 24th April, 2017.

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