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Director (Social Worker or Occupational Therapist Level 7, Grade 2 / Clinical Psychologist) - Allied Health (Mental Health) - F/T

South Western Sydney, NSW

Permanent Full Time



Purpose of Position

The Mental Health Director Allied Health is responsible to the Mental health Director and is a member of the Mental Health Executive team. As a member of the Senior Executive, participate in and contribute to executive level decisions regarding matters relating to the management of Mental Health.   The Director Allied Health is responsible for the leadership, governance and coordination of the Allied Health services at the facility. The position is also responsible for advising on the planning and development needs of the Allied Health services from a financial, organisational, physical and human resource perspective.   The Director Allied Health also reports to the SWSLHD Director Allied Health regarding the facilitation, coordination and clinical/ professional governance and strategic planning of the Mental Health Allied Health services and actively participates in the District Allied Health Executive as the key contact for allied health services in Mental Health.   Works in conjunction with key medical, nursing and corporate staff to provide operational and strategic direction and advice on patient care, human resources/ workforce/ models of care etc issues, staff education needs, as well as complaints and incident management.   Works in conjunction with Multidisciplinary Team / Service Managers to ensure quality patient care and professional governance of allied health staff.   Maintains a clinical caseload in their discipline as negotiated with the Director Mental Health.

Selection Criteria

Appropriate qualifications and clinical experience to practice as a Mental health clinician within an allied health discipline including current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist or Clinical Psychologist with a Masters degree or higher in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology or some other recognised clinical area in psychology that the employer deems relevant OR eligible for membership with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Broad clinical and operational management experience within Mental health with demonstrated experience in strategic thinking processes and change management principals

Demonstrated ability to manage complex human resource and administrative matters including demonstrated skills in problem-solving/negotiation

Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff to achieve organisational and program outcomes

Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining a NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.

Proven interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proven experience in facility and clinical service planning, with a strong focus on patient safety and quality systems

Post graduate qualifications in health services management/ equivalent experience/ willingness to work towards post graduate experience in management