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Operations Manager - Sewb And Mental Health

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare.

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture, and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place, where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health is pleased to offer this position as a full-time permanent opportunity. Based in our Darwin office you will be responsible for the leadership, development, and coordination of the efficient and effective delivery of the mental health and SEWB programs. The role will oversee the daily operations of program delivery to ensure that all key performance indicators are met in accordance with reporting requirements. Core aspects of your role will include:

Under the direction of the Director of SEWB and NDIS, provide operational direction, leadership and coordination to the delivery of the SEWB, mental health, and AOD stepped care service model.
Responsible for the coordination of financial and human resources, operational and administrative functions, including monitoring and reporting against performance indicators.
Develop and maintain effective collaborative partnerships with service’s key stakeholders, both internal and external.
Commit to a high level of quality management for MHAC through the use of LogiQC quality management system.
Ensure the SEWB and mental health teams operate in accordance with relevant legislation.
The development, implementation and ongoing review of operational plans to ensure the effective integration and timely MHAC range of services.
Cultivate productive working relationships that mentors and focuses on the development of staff as well as assess the performance of staff ensuring opportunities for personal and career development, and the management of any performance issues.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe.

A competitive annual salary of $110,197 - $114,373 per annum (depending on skills and experience) and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this full time position including salary sacrificing and 5 weeks annual leave.

How do you know if you’re the right fit?

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for an appropriately qualified professional with demonstrated experience in delivering outcomes in the prevention, early intervention, treatment and management of severe, moderately severe and mildly severe mental illnesses.

Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

AHPRA or AASW registration as a Psychologist or Social Worker.
Demonstrated experience in managing a team, including networking and liaising with relevant stakeholders.
Ability to lead, guide and manage people, including the implementation of cultural change and change management opportunities.
Ability to support and manage a CQI model to improve service model and practice of front line staff.
Demonstrated ability to meet targets and performance outcomes.
Ability implement participative management practices and adopt a supportive and empowered management style to achieve real tangible quality outcomes for MHAC clients.
Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional well-being services to Aboriginal people.
Willingness to respectfully engage cultural mentoring/supervision.
The ability to obtain a National Police Check and OCHRE card.
Flexibility in travelling across East Arnhem Land when required.

To view the job description please click here.

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: recruitment@miwatj.com.au and quote reference MHAC482.

Application close date: 28th February 2021.

We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.

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