- Job posted on: 28th Jun 2021
- Applications close:
In light of the increasing incidence of mental ill-health and substance use disorders in the Victorian community and the resulting recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system, the Department of Health has initiated a Pilot program designed to test the implementation of an evidence-based model of care known as the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated Model of Care (CCISC).
In May this Pilot was awarded to a partnership of 10 care providers working in the South-Eastern region of Victoria within the mental health and addiction sectors and (importantly) adjacent service providers such as those providing crisis accommodation, child and youth services, inpatient detox services and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health services among others. This partnership will be led by First Step, an organisation noted for its multi-disciplinary, client-centred model of care.
This position offers the opportunity to be in at the beginning of genuine reform in the Victorian mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) landscape.
The Project Manager will play an important role in the successful co-ordination of the pilot group as they progress though the model in the collection of information around such things as workforce development requirements and structural, policy and attitudinal barriers that will need to be addressed in the reform process.
The CCISC model is a vision driven, transformation process that seeks to re-design behavioural health (and related) services using available resources, resulting in services that are focused on the needs of the individuals and their families seeking assistance dealing with complex co-morbidities. It strives to create integrated partnerships among service providers and ultimately to provide a system of care for clients & consumers that is welcoming, recovery oriented, integrated, trauma-informed, hope-filled and culturally competent at a minimum. More information about CCISC can be found here.
The pilot will include First Step and 9 partner organisations from City of Port Phillip and neighbouring suburbs and will inform future delivery of this program by the Department of Health across the broader mental health sector. The Project Manager will be responsible for shepherding each of the 10 organisations through this process which includes auditing each organisation and the network itself against CCISC standards (using purpose-built CCISC tools). The Manager will be a key conduit of support and information in addition to ensuring that the pilot group progresses through the CCISC model in a timely manner.
Purpose: You will work with a diverse group of organisations including the Department of Health (among others) to explore the possibilities and limitations of the CCISC model of care in the Victorian MI & SUD setting according to an agreed set of KPI’s. The aim of this Pilot is to develop a gold standard of care among service providers where the emphasis is on optimal end user experience and seamless collaboration among service providers delivered within an existing set of resources.
Classification: Salary negotiable, subject to skills & experience
Reports To: CEO, First Step
Location: 42 Carlisle St, St.Kilda VIC 3182
Employment Status: 1 year fixed term contract
Hours: Part time 0.8 FTE approximately 30 hours per week
Probationary period: 3 months
The Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Pilot delivery including:
Please outline answers to the following in your application letter:
*Please note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement
First Step is an independent for-purpose organisation that provides a safe and nurturing work environment for people of all backgrounds, genders, religions, sexualities, ethnicities or any other factor. Anyone with relevant experience and interests is encouraged to apply.
*Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered
**Note this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found
A position description is attached.