Western Health is currently undergoing a transformation and there are a number of mental health related developments so that patients who present with mental health issues get the right support, sooner and in an appropriate environment. The Project officer will support the Service Development & Operations Manager – Mental Health with the development of the models of care as well including but not limited to the development of policies, procedures and guidelines, project documentation, staff training tools and resources.

The Mental Health Project Officer is a leadership and capacity building role. It is preferable for the applicant to have mental health training, qualifications and experience.

To be Successful in this Role you

Will lead the development and maintenance of a supportive and collegial work environment and foster a working environment that facilitates a collaborative approach amongst the Western Health employees and various partner services.
Will identify and monitor specific performance measures for work conducted within the project.
Will seek wider consumer feedback on all project ideas, findings and plans, prior to implementation
Will actively engage and recruit stakeholders for effective project planning, implementation and evaluation, taking into consideration the breadth of potential stakeholders available
Will plan and support delivery of in-service education sessions, seminars and workshops within Western Health as well as external conferences as appropriate
Will utilise research and critical appraisal skills to support the implementation of evidenced based mental health and AOD patient care.

They will support the Operations Manager in the preparation of data, reports, presentations and other documents as required.

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:
Professional development support
Career advancement opportunities
Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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