- Job posted on: 2nd Jun 2021
- Applications close:
The Primary Health Consultant - Mental Health supports Larter’s established work in the mental health, suicide prevention and AOD fields in the context of increasing recognition of the need to both redesign and expand mental health services and community supports. We have experience and networks in Victoria, having undertaken work such as assisting the establishment of HeadtoHelp mental health services; headspace centre establishment support; individual mental health service redesign; mental health regional needs assessments; suicide prevention regional planning support; and mental health training for clinicians.
The context is right for Larter to look to further support our partners and clients in this field. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (2021) has just delivered a number of recommendations to completely transform the way mental health and wellbeing treatment, care and support will be delivered in Victoria. The Victorian Government has committed publicly to implementing all recommendations. In addition, the Australian Government has announced an additional $2.1b investment into mental health including a network of mental health and wellbeing hubs and centres, and additional investment in suicide prevention and eating disorders treatment.
We are looking for an individual who has experience in both Commonwealth and State-funded mental health services, with skills and experience in mental health policy and reform (for example, mental health stepped care, service planning and service review). We are also interested in candidates with experience in co-design with people with lived experience, and service commissioning. Components of the role will include undertaking needs assessments, data analysis, consultation and stakeholder engagement, and report writing.
Following the induction period, consultants at Larter often work relatively independently, delivering projects from lead through to completion, or as part of small teams. Experienced consultants are primarily responsible for successfully managing a number of client projects and sometimes managing external contractors who collaborate in pieces of work.
The Primary Health Consultant (Mental Health) will also work closely with other staff on important work internal to the organisation, particularly client relationship management and supporting the organisation to grow in successful pursuit of its vision for the primary health sector.
More specifically, the role’s project work functions are:
The position can be based in Greater Melbourne and part-time employment will be considered (0.6-1.0 EFT).
All Larter staff work from home offices and/or co-working spaces, and collaborate together through videoconferencing, messaging and occasionally face-to-face.
Established in 2008, Larter provides expert advice, support services and education to individuals and organisations working in the health sector. Larter is known for its reliability, commitment to quality, friendliness, and in-depth knowledge of primary health and mental health care industry trends, and health care financing. Our competencies include:
Our clients are primarily not-for-profit peak bodies, community health and regional health services, general practices, governments and Primary Health Networks. Work is based within and throughout the Australian states of Victoria and Queensland, and occasionally in other states and territories.
Larter's consultants have come from a range of professional backgrounds. We currently have consultants specialising in health economics, social science, practice management, nursing, evaluation and business development. We strive to create a stronger primary health care system with every job we do.
If you would like to discuss the position, please call 1800 527 837.