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National Individual Placement and Support Program Manager

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative national not-for-profit
  • 12 month contract, full-time role, work from home and in Melbourne CBD office
  • Be a part of a dynamic and collaborative team committed to youth mental health & wellbeing

What is headspace

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

Tell me about the role

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program integrates employment and vocational support with clinical mental health and non-vocational support and focuses on the individual needs of people with mental illness who are seeking to enter or remain in education or employment.

This is a new senior key leadership position that provides an overarching process of managing all headspace centres delivering the IPS program with the intention of improving the performance and outcomes for IPS participants.

This position will manage a small team and is expected to build the headspace culture and engagement through effective leadership at both the team and individual level.

What we're looking for

We are seeking an extremely experienced and skilled professional to manage a highly complex set of relationships that will include ongoing stakeholder management to facilitate and direct a diverse set of groups. The relationships are complex and you will need excellent leadership, stakeholder engagement, interpersonal, communication and organisational capabilities to succeed.

You will have:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing high level stakeholder interests to ensure the best outcomes for headspace centre based IPS services.
  • Able to manage risk, problem solve and negotiate successful outcomes in challenging circumstances.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Experience in building and overseeing service improvement activities across medium to large scale programs.
  • Experiencing in delivering Government Contracts, reporting processes and demonstrating the achievement of KPI's.
  • Strategic thinking with capacity to operate in a flexible and rapidly changing environment.

Application Process

Click on 'Apply Now' to complete the application form and upload your resume and a cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for this position considering the key selection criteria above.

For more information contact Carolyn Watts, Head of Vocational Programs | Email: CWatts@headspace.org.au, using the subject line: National Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check and Police Check are required for this position.

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