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Director Of Allied Health (Mental Health Service)- Perm Ft

South Western Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Location: Liverpool Hospital, Eastern Campus
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Lvl 7 Gde 2, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker Lvl 7 Gde 2.
Requisition ID: REQ227039
Application Close Date: 16/05/2021

Remuneration dependant on qualifications:

Occupational Therapist, Level 7 (Grade 2): $142,256 - $142,683 per annum
Social Work Level, Level 7 (Grade 2): $142,256 - $142,683 per annum
Principal Clinical Psychologist: $150,910 per annum

To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

We aspire to bring out the best in customer and patient care

About The Opportunity
Liverpool Hospital, Eastern Campus is recruiting for a Director to complement and enhance the current Allied Health Department.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

What you'll be doing

The MHS Director of Allied Health is responsible for the overall management and coordination of inpatient Allied Health services across the SWS MHS and the professional governance and support of community allied health staff. The position provides executive leadership for the planning and development needs of the Allied Health service from a financial, organisational, strategic, physical and human resource perspective.
The Director of Allied Health is operationally responsible to the Director of Mental Health Services and is a member of the Senior Executive team. They will contribute to MHS strategic and operational management and planning and are required to participate in the executive on-call roster. Professionally they report to the SWSLHD Director of Allied Health and Community Services and are a member of the Allied Health Executive. As a member of the Allied Health Executive they are required to participate in facilitation, coordination and clinical/professional governance and strategic planning of Allied Health services.
The Director of Allied Health provides executive leadership and operational responsibility for Pathways to
Community Living and NDIS and long stay patients; community, carer, pastoral care and peer support portfolios and staff and the MHS Eating Disorders program. The Director of Allied Health provides the Executive leadership for the Arts in Health, Staff Wellbeing, Disability and Multicultural Health Portfolios and contributes to the Physical Health Portfolio in collaboration with the DMS.
As a member of the MHS Executive team, the Director is required to participate in or lead other projects and strategic planning for MHS as allocated by the Director of MHS.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Post graduate qualifications in health services management/ equivalent experience/ willingness to work towards post graduate experience in management
  2. Demonstrated, knowledge and experience in management of complex human resource and administrative matters
  3. Demonstrated high level leadership skills in problem solving/negotiation and change management
  4. Demonstrated experience in budgetary and financial management within allocated resources
  5. Proven interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Proven skills and experience in facility and clinical service planning, patient safety and quality systems and patient flow management
  7. Broad high-level clinical and operational management experience within a complex health environment with demonstrated experience in strategic thinking processes
  8. Experience in Mental Health Services

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Dr Claire Jones on 9616 4285 or via email at [email protected]

Interview Date Range: 19/05/2021 - 26/05/2021

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application now.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process.

If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on [email protected].

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