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Clinical Mental Health Services Manager

Job no: 493164
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Deception Bay
Categories: Counselling & Psychology, Management

At yourtown, our mission is to enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life. Our services include Kids Helpline, mental health support for children and young people, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

We’re starting an exciting transformation journey and we need your help to achieve our lofty goals. We’re transforming how we work so we can create even better experiences for the young people who need us. We will be an even more accessible, safe, and empowering place so we can help more young people in deeper and more meaningful ways.

About the opportunity:

As part of the Family Support Services (SE Qld) leadership team, the Clinical Mental Health Services Manager works collaboratively to create an inclusive and supportive workplace. You will be responsible for leading and managing the Brisbane Mind4Kids and Expressive Therapy Programs. The services aim to improve the mental health and social-emotional wellbeing of children and support families increased awareness about their children’s mental health needs.

Your day to day will involve:

• Lead the day-to-day delivery of the programs and direct line management of the teams
• Oversee the delivery of flexible, responsive services that meet individual and family needs and utilise infant, child, youth and family appropriate strategies including supported, supervised and risk assessed outreach and virtual service delivery
• Drive the development of group/family work and activities
• Oversee the referral and intake process
• Undertake effective critical decision making to ensure the safeguarding of children and families
• Ensure the provision of quality wrap around care coordination tailored to the needs of children and families
• Program administration, reporting, compliance and continuous improvement
• Enhance the strategic focus of the service, including enhancing professional development, implementing minimum service standards and improving access to the service
• Ensure delivery of service is consistent with yourtown mission and values and aligns with compliance frameworks and practices
• Develop and maintain community networks and contractual relationships

This position will be appointed on a full-time maximum term basis ending 30 June 2023.

About you:

If you decide to rise to the challenge and join us on this journey, you’ll need to be resilient, determined, kind and fair.

Successful candidates will bring:

• Post graduate qualifications in Psychology or Social Work
• Registration with AHPRA or Mental Health Social Worker accreditation
• Minimum of 5 years practice experience, including demonstrated skills in clinical assessment, case formulation and planning, case management, delivery of therapies, group and family work and capacity to provide culturally appropriate responses to children and families
• Demonstrated experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary teams
• Experience supervising the practice of psychologists, counsellors and other allied health professionals, managing performance and fostering a culture of ongoing development
• Experience in coordinating programs including administration tasks, managing budgets and monitoring contracts
• Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to impart knowledge

If you have an agile and flexible mindset and are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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