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Mental Health & Wellbeing Coordinator

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania

Employer benefits

  • Salary Packaging
  • Staff Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Small passionate and vibrant team

About the Mental Health Council of Tasmania:

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is the peak body for community managed mental health services in Tasmania. We represent and promote the interests of our members and work closely with Tasmanian Government agencies and Primary Health Tasmania to ensure sectoral input into public policies and programs. We advocate for reform and improvement within the Tasmanian mental health system.

Position Summary:

Strengthen and advocate for our communities and service providers to support the mental health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians.
Every Tasmanian has access to the resources and support needed for good mental health and wellbeing.

Compassionate and respectful, collaborative, and supportive, responsive, and adaptive, leading and engaging.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will be responsible for the identification of mental health and wellbeing programs, training, and community groups operating in Tasmania through research, consultations, and the establishment of steering committees and advisory groups. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will support the development and execution of a mental wellbeing literacy campaign to attract and engage individuals, community, and organisations in raising awareness and understanding of mental wellbeing through the expansion and redesign of the checkin website.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify key stakeholders in the establishment of steering committees and advisory groups
  • Establish and implement a consultation strategy that supports project research and development partners
  • Undertake an environmental scan of existing mental health and wellbeing programs, training, and community groups operating in Tasmania
  • Undertake research to develop and maintain a sound understanding of population-based approaches to mental health and wellbeing and identifying contemporary, and best practice programs
  • Develop and implement a project workplan based on research recommendations, consultations, environmental scan, and review
  • Support the expansion and redesign of the existing checkin website to include relevant content and resources

Required Skills and Personal Attributes:

The position requires a self-motivated professional with demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of evidence-based statewide or national health promotion campaigns. Experience in identifying key stakeholders and the establishment, and facilitation of steering committees and advisory groups, together with a good understanding of population-based approaches to health and wellbeing is required.

Selection Criteria:

Essential criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and implementing a statewide or national health promotion campaign
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and building positive working relationships, and in working consultatively and collaboratively with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research and environmental scanning
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, project management and implementation of large projects
  • A strong understanding of population-based approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • High level interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in representation on committees, advisory groups and at network meetings

Desirable criteria:

  • A good understanding of the Tasmanian mental health system and community services sector
  • Driver’s licence

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please see the attached position description.

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