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Team Leader, Woman's Mental Health Services

Canberra

Canberra

Reference: 4615946

  • Support women to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in their own community
  • Be part of a large, recognised provider of mental health and psychosocial disability services across Victoria, the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania
  • Exciting opportunities within a new and innovative service model
  • Full time opportunity based at our Callam offices
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits available

About the Service offer

The Women's Mental Health Service (WMHS) is designed to work with participants to address key areas that support the development of decision making skills, social skills, independent living skills, community access, healthy lifestyle, self-identity, self-esteem and resilience.

A key outcome for the Team Leader will be to support the team to assist participants to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery and assist in the development of self-management skills.

About the role

Using Wellways Community Recovery Model, the Team Leader will provide moderate to intensive support to people with a mental illness across a range of residential and outreach services.

As the Team Leader, your key duties and responsibilities will be too:

  • Manage day to day operations of the program and staffing / daily operations for staff
  • Monitor and meet KPIs for program
  • Manage intake and exit processes for participants
  • Maintain liaison with key stakeholders
  • Work as part of ACT leadership team to meet regional objectives

As the ideal candidate*, you will possess the following:

  • Relevant qualifications in social science or similar discipline or relevant experience
  • An understanding of the biopsychosocial model of mental health, and how social inclusions principles are applied to service delivery and recovery
  • Comfortable working independently as well as an active team member
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals
  • Current valid Driver's Licence

Satisfactory Police Records Check and Working With Vulnerable Persons Check, prior to commencement

Prior experience in working within programs for people with a serious mental illness or their carers, including the provision of high quality recovery oriented practice or trauma informed care is desirable

People with lived experience of mental illness are encouraged to apply

*Only women may apply. (Under Section 34(J) Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, it is genuine occupational qualification to be female for this position.) Wellways is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, are from a non-English speaking background, LGBTQI or have a disability to apply.

About Wellways

Wellways works with people with mental illness and other psychosocial disabilities, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing and to gain inclusion into communities. We provide this support through recovery, education and advocacy programs and provide a range of innovative rehabilitation programs. We currently employ over 450 staff and work across multiple sites within Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.

How to apply

Please visit www.wellways.org/careers-wellways to complete our online application and view further information about the role. For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Lachlan Atyeo - Regional Manager on 0419 917 262.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply"

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.


Applications Close: 01 Apr 2019