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Headspace Manager

Swan hill District Health - Swan Hill, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Inclusive Compassionate Progressive Accountable

Make a difference by joining the headspace Swan Hill team.

Manager

The primary purpose of the Manager position is to lead, develop, implement and manage the

operations and future growth of headspace Swan Hill. The successful candidate will be a highly

motivated and capable person who will facilitate excellence in delivering integrated, holistic early

intervention youth mental health services. The goal ultimately to improve the outcomes for young

people, their family and friends, and the headspace Swan Hill Region.

This is a full time, ongoing position.

Salary: $96,205 - $113,911 per annum (salary range for relevant classifications, salary dependent

on qualifications and experience).

About Swan Hill District Health

Swan Hill is located on the Majestic Murray River in rural Victoria approximately 3.5 hours north-

west of the Melbourne airport. We employ approximately 630 staff and service a 100 km radius area

with an estimated catchment area of around 35,000 people.

Swan Hill District Health provides a wide range of clinical services including medical and

surgical, aged care, community and primary health, emergency, renal dialysis, chemotherapy,

pathology and radiography diagnostic services.

Work/life balance is what you get working at Swan Hill District Health. As well as lifestyle comes:

 A professional, committed and highly supportive workforce.

 Variety in work and a sense of achievement for the community.

 Professional Development opportunities.

Want More Info?

For enquiries please contact Paul Smith, Director of Primary Care by email to

psmith@shdh.org.au or by phone on 03 5033 9249

Applications:
Applications including the names of three referees should be forwarded to:

employment@shdh.org.au.

Applications will only be accepted if they provide a cover letter, resume, responses to the

Key Selection Criteria and include an APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FORM.

Applications close: 27 June 2021.

Swan Hill District Health is the Lead Agency for headspace Swan Hill.

Position Description - headspace Swan Hill Manager

Position Description

headspace Swan Hill Manager

Location Swan Hill

Classification Salary in accordance with the appropriate Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Psychologist (Grade 2 Year 4 or Grade 3), Accredited Mental Health Social

Worker (AHP1 Grade 3 or above), Occupational Therapist (Better Access to

Mental Health endorsed) Worker (AHP1 Grade 3 or above), Credentialed

Mental Health Nurse or other relevant mental health discipline.

  • Victorian Public Health Sector (Psychologists) Enterprise Agreement 2017-
2021

  • Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest
Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2021

Salary $96,205 - $113,911 per annum (dependent on relevant classification)

Hours Full time, 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Hours of Work 9.30am - 6.00pm

Accrued Day Off each four weeks

Term Ongoing (linked to program funding)

Direct Employer Swan Hill District Health

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of the Manager position is to lead, develop, implement, oversee and manage the

operations, and the future growth of headspace Swan Hill. The successful candidate will be a

highly motivated and capable person who will facilitate excellence in integrated, holistic early

intervention youth mental health services, with the goal of improving outcomes for young people,

their family and friends, and the wider region surrounding Swan Hill.

The headspace Swan Hill Manager will have a comprehensive understanding of the detailed

criteria for the application of the clinical staging model of youth mental health and lead the

application of this model in supporting young people and the community. The manager will be

responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with a range of strategic stakeholders to

ensure the delivery of integrated youth mental health services. all activities are in accordance with

the direction provided by the headspace Grant Agreement, headspace Trademark Licence Deed

and Swan Hill District Health.

To find out more about headspace Swan Hill and Swan Hill District Health visit

headspace.org.au/swanhill and www.shdh.org.au.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd.

Position Description - headspace Swan Hill Manager

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Lead, oversee and evaluate implementation of the headspace Model, ensuring integrated
service delivery to young people and their family and friends.

  • Communicate, promote and progress the vision and values of headspace Swan Hill amongst
consortium partners and the broader community.

  • Represent headspace Swan Hill in network meetings and at events, conferences and
seminars.

  • Engage relevant sectors and partners to deliver an integrated model of care, promoting
multidisciplinary team work and participation in the headspace program at a local level.

  • Convene various meetings and committees associated with the program, organise and
participate in meetings, including preparation of headspace Swan Hill Consortium Meeting

agendas, minutes, papers and correspondence.

  • Provide leadership and support to team members in the delivery of their responsibilities.
Management

  • Oversee the day to day operation of headspace Swan Hill.
  • Lead the recruitment and selection of any new staff (including private practitioners) and ensure
they are orientated to the policies and procedures of headspace Swan Hill and Swan Hill

District Health.

  • Coordinate the contributions of Consortium partners to headspace Swan Hill in line with the
Consortium Memorandum of Understanding and Service Level Agreements.

  • Manage and supervise staff, monitor staff performance and development, and address staff
performance issues effectively according to Swan Hill District Health policies and procedures.

  • Develop and maintain a private practitioner workforce and ensure that any difficulties are
identified and resolved to maintain the sustainable and ongoing delivery of their services.

  • Participate in and support other members of the headspace Swan Hill Team to participate in
programs, education and training, and other opportunities offered by Swan Hill District Health

and headspace National Office.

  • Shape and structure a working environment that is conducive to high productivity, where all
staff understand what is expected of them and how their efforts contribute to organisational

success.

Business Management

  • Work with Swan Hill District Health senior management, Murray PHN (funding body),
Consortium partners and headspace National Office to ensure deliverables and key

performance indicators are achieved.

  • Manage the headspace Swan Hill funding agreements and contracts and their deliverables
including managing the headspace budget and compliance with performance and financial

reporting requirements.

  • Initiate appropriate processes, structures and quality improvements that ensure the efficient
and effective operations of headspace Swan Hill.

  • Work in conjunction with Swan Hill District Health to oversee and maintain the payments of
financial accounts.

  • Ensure there is financial responsibility and accountability in all areas of responsibility.
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd.

Position Description - headspace Swan Hill Manager

Quality and Safety

  • Oversee the work practices of headspace personnel to ensure that work is carried out in a safe
and sustainable manner, adhering to occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements.

  • Oversee data collection and compliance with relevant datasets.
  • Implement and oversee the application of risk management policies and procedures
appropriate to youth mental health services.

  • Respond to, provide leadership and support staff during critical incidents and high risk
situations.

  • Oversee feedback mechanisms to ensure that feedback is regularly sought from headspace
users and that any complaints are handled in accordance with Swan Hill District Health policies

and procedures.

RELATIONSHIPS

The position holder will be required to develop and maintain positive and effective working

relationships with a broad range of people and organisations. They must positively represent

headspace to the public, community, government and other organisations.

Reports To Swan Hill District Health Director of Primary Care Services

Internal Relationships headspace Swan Hill staff

Swan Hill District Health staff

Youth Reference Group members

External Relationships Young people and their family and friends

headspace Swan Hill Consortium Members

headspace Swan Hill Consortium in-kind staff

Local youth, health, and community service providers and staff

headspace National Office staff

Staff from other headspace centres

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications must include all of the following:
1. a cover letter,

2. résumé,

3. responses to each key selection criteria under Specialist Expertise , Knowledge and Skills ,

and Personal Qualities , and a

4. completed Swan Hill District Health Application for Employment Form (below).

headspace Swan Hill uses the Victorian Public Service Employment Capability Framework to assess roles

and the capability of candidates. In preparing responses to the Key Selection Criteria candidates should

access the framework (click here for the Capability Framework and for more information on the “Levels”

required).

Specialist Expertise

  • Managerial experience and relevant tertiary qualifications in youth mental health or health
administration.

  • Experience as a mental health clinician and knowledge of youth mental health issues in a
community setting (desirable).

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd.

Position Description - headspace Swan Hill Manager

Knowledge and Skills (all at Level C or above)

  • Influence & Negotiation - uses chains of indirect influence to achieve outcomes e.g. ‘gets A
to B so B will influence C’. Involves experts or third parties to strengthen a case.

  • Problem Solving - analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences
from the available information. Implements solutions, evaluates effectiveness and adjusts

actions as required.

  • Resource Management - monitors use of resources and expenditure against budgets, plans
for and manages risks. Targets resources in line with identified needs and strategic

objectives.

  • Leadership - build team commitment and motivation through targeted strategy and
objectives for area of responsibility.

Personal Qualities

  • Relationship Building - establishes and maintains productive and supportive relationships
with a diverse range of stakeholders relevant to the youth mental health sector.

  • Drive and Commitment - enjoys a vigorous and dynamic work environment with a
demonstrated capacity to drive continuous improvement.

WORKPLACE POLICIES AND PRACTICES

All Swan Hill District Health employees are required to familiarise themselves with the

organisation’s policies and procedures and to abide by them at all times.

Our Purpose: Connected Care / Best Experience

  • SHDH commits to meet the growing health care needs of our community
through our new vision to provide better connected care and to achieve

the best care experience.

Continuous Quality • Each placement student is expected to demonstrate a commitment to

Improvement: best practice.

  • All placement students shall take responsibility for their own practice and
share responsibility for creating and maintaining a system that provides

safe, high quality health care.

  • All placement students will participate in quality improvement activities
aimed at improving patient outcomes and maintaining accreditation

standards.

  • It is the responsibility of every placement student to be familiar with Health
Service-wide and specific Department Policies and Protocols

  • We recognise diversity is part of every person and as such providers of
health care must be actively involved in developing models of care that

are person centred.

Person Centred Care: The Health Service supports in its values the philosophy of Person Centred

Care to ensure all people, including health service providers, clients, their

carers and family members are respectfully cared for and encouraged to

participate in the provision of quality health care. Recognise diversity is part

of every person & as such providers of health care must be actively

involved in developing models of care that are person centred.

Infection Control: • Each placement student has a responsibility to minimise exposure to

incidents of infection/cross infection of residents, staff, visitors and the

general public.

  • The risk minimisation strategies are to be supported by all placement
students adhering to the Infection Control Manual policies, procedures

and guidelines.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd.

Position Description - headspace Swan Hill Manager

Privacy and SHDH is committed to protecting young people, their family, friend and staff

Confidentiality: privacy and confidentiality, as it is an important aspect of our commitment

to providing high quality services. In accordance to both the Health Records

Act and the Information Privacy Act, information should only be used and

disclosed for the primary purpose of its collection.

Each employee has a responsibility to adhere to SHDH’s Privacy and

Confidentiality Policy, as it is a condition of employment. Any breach of the

rules of privacy and/or confidentiality relating to health service business,

patients or medical records will result in disciplinary action.

Mandatory Training: All employees must be aware of and complete designated mandatory

training within the required time frame.

Safety: It is the responsibility of every placement student to:

  • Take reasonable care for your safety and the safety of others while at
work.

  • Report accidents, incidents and potential hazards as soon as
reasonably practicable to your supervisor and record on VHIMS

reporting system.

  • Advise your supervisor if you have an injury or illness that may affect
your ability to perform the inherent requirements of your position.

  • Be familiar with emergency and evacuation procedures as detailed in
the Emergency Procedures Manual.

  • Complete all Mandatory training requirements as identified and
directed.

  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all SHDH
OH&S online Policies and Procedures.

Other Requirements: The position holder will:
  • Maintain a current Working with Children Check and National Police
Check**.

  • Maintain a current driver licence.
** Evidence must be provided prior to appointment.

SWAN HILL DISTRICT HEALTH AND SWAN HILL

For more information about life in Swan Hill click here.

Further enquiries

To find out more about this position, please direct your enquiries to Paul Smith, Swan Hill District

Health, Director of Primary Care Services on 03 5033 9249 or PSmith@shdh.org.au.

Approved by:
Date Approved: 20210601

Manager’s Name:
Manager’s Signature:
Employee’s Name:
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd.

Swan Hill, VIC

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