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Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Integration Coordinator

Adelaide PHN

Adelaide PHN is seeking an experienced and passionate primary health professional to join our growing Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs team as a MH and AOD Integration Coordinator (12 month fixed term).

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a fresh face to join our Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (MH&AOD) team! The Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Integration Coordinator will focus on the SA Health metropolitan Local Health Networks (LHNs) Mental Health Directorates and Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) developing, co designing and influencing collaborative and integrated activity to target ‘intermediate care’ and strong referral pathways from and to LHN hospitals, Community Mental Health teams and DASSA back to primary care and/or avoiding unnecessary presentations and admissions.

In this unique role, you can expect to be:

  • establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with LHN Mental Health Directorates and other Adelaide PHN stakeholders, including current commissioned service providers;
  • actively pursuing and facilitating connections, collaboration and integration between LHNs, other Adelaide PHN stakeholders and commissioned service providers to maximise evidenced based best practice in referral pathways and service delivery;
  • fostering a quality improvement approach to evaluation, assessment, monitoring and redesign;
  • lead the implementation of the Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan ‘Towards Wellness’
  • excited, challenged, stretched and achieving amazing outcomes for our Adelaide metropolitan community!

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;
  • 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, local health networks, community services, government departments, and employers.
  • to be an exceptional team player with high level interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • extensive experience in establishing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating innovative strategies.
  • an innate ability to influence and support organisations and health professionals through change management will be highly regarded.
  • an understanding of health in a community setting and the barriers and challenges to achieving good health outcomes need to be demonstrable.
  • Ability to identify problems, challenges and barriers, and recognise opportunities, and come up with potential solutions

You may have had experience in previous roles in the primary health sector such as: Program Management,Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator/Lead, Project Management/Coordination, Service integration Coordinator, Service Manager or Integration specialist.

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;
  • 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.

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A job and person specification is available at https://www.adelaidephn.com.au/engage-with-us/careers/vacancies/.

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.

Applications close on the advertised date. However, shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and we reserve our right to close this position earlier if a suitable candidate is found. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information about this role, please contact Kelly Wells on 08 8219 5900 or kwells@adelaidephn.com.au using the subject line: Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Integration Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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