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Capacity Building Coordinators - Mental Health / Alcohol & Other Drugs

Adelaide PHN

Multiple positions - Fixed term 12 months contract

Adelaide PHN is seeking motivated professionals with experience in the Primary Mental Health and/or Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sectors to join our team of Capacity Building Coordinators. This role works with our commissioned service providers, partners, community organisations or systems to build on their existing capabilities and ensure contract deliverables are monitored and managed.

About Us

Adelaide Primary Health Network (Adelaide PHN) is an independent, not for profit, primary health care organisation based in Adelaide.

We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community by coordinating and integrating health and community services and by working in partnership to identify local needs and create strategies in response to keeping people well and out of hospital; improving their experience AND their health outcomes – to deliver on our vision of A Healthier Adelaide by 2030.

The Role

The Capacity Building Coordinator:

  • Works with existing and newly commissioned service providers delivering services across both the stepped care model of mental health and within the psychosocial and AOD sectors - with a focus on supporting clinical and non-clinical service providers to build and sustain capabilities across the primary care sector;
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with commissioned service providers;
  • Is responsible for the management of contracts with commissioned service providers;
  • Facilitates connections and integration between commissioned service providers to influence best practice service delivery;
  • Fosters a quality improvement approach to evaluation, assessment, monitoring and redesign; and
  • Participates in broader mental health systems level partnerships and integration.

This specialised Capacity Building Coordinator role has a key focus on Primary Mental Health and/or AOD and requires an in-depth understanding of the primary mental health care/AOD sector/s.

About You

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in management, health or human services (or other relevant discipline; or at a minimum, experience at a senior level within a health organisation;
  • Qualifications as a Mental Health Clinician (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or MH Nurse) are highly desirable, but not essential;
  • Significant demonstrated experience in building and influencing professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including health, mental health and AOD providers / peak bodies, psychosocial services, community services, government departments, employers and the general public;
  • Demonstrated experience in contract management (from either a service provider or funding body perspective);
  • Experience in using standard project management techniques and knowledge, or the ability to acquire knowledge of basic scoping methodologies;
  • To be an exceptional team player with high level interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Expertise and experience in critical analysis of complex issues in service delivery and service development and knowledge of the principles of commissioning from a primary health care perspective;
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the review and analysis of program level budgets.

You may have had experience in previous roles in the primary health sector such as: Contract Manager; Business Development; Team Leader / Manager; Project Manager; Data Analysis and evaluation; Policy Officer; Senior Project Officer; Program Manager; Primary Health Care Manager; Contracts Administrator; Health Services Manager; Capacity Builder; Clinical Manager; Service Manager; Partnerships Manager; Business Manager; Senior Manager Health; Health Director; Health Officer; Primary Health Care Officer.

Why you should come work with us

Adelaide PHN offers a great range of benefits to our employees, including:

  • Competitive remuneration and work-life balance;
  • Access to generous not for profit Salary Sacrifice taxation benefits including up to $15,900 for living expenses and $2,650 for meal and entertainment;
  • PHNs are still a new and cutting edge space with the capacity to incorporate things you are passionate about into individual positions e.g. health promotion, facilitation (subject to conditions/approvals);
  • Work from home opportunities;
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year, in addition to annual leave entitlements;
  • Generous allowance toward professional development;
  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements;
  • Modern office space with natural light;
  • Collaboration with passionate likeminded professionals;
  • Free Employment Assistance Program.

We believe that our people’s differences are what make us great. We value diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, neurodiversity or any other aspect which makes our people unique. We are on our journey to continuously work to call out inequality and bias and encourage real workplace inclusion and diversity.

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A position description is attached.

For further information about this role, please contact Tamira Pascoe - Executive Manager Mental Health and AOD on 08 8219 5900 or tpascoe@adelaidephn.com.au, using the subject line: Capacity Building Coordinators - Mental Health / Alcohol & Other Drugs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To apply, you must have the legal right to work in Australia. Please note that an up-to date COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of this role, evidence of vaccination status will need to be provided during the recruitment process.

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