Position Details
Reference Number 22538
Position Title Director Casa Venegas Service (Mental Health)
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Division Outreach Services
Location Outreach Services Ltd-St Kilda
Award Mercer
Classification Mercer
Salary Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Fortnight 76.00
Position Summary

Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.

With over 120 years' experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

The Position

St John of God Social Outreach provides significant care and relief for people experiencing disadvantage throughout Australia, and in Timor-Leste, particularly in areas where gaps in health and wellbeing services have been identified. Social Outreach services are available to all members of the community and can be accessed free of charge or at minimal cost.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, visionary Executive to lead one of our key services through a new phase of significant growth and reshaping. As Director, Casa Venegas Services you will be responsible for developing and driving the strategy that positions St John of God Health Care as a recognised provider in this space.

You will develop a best practice, evidence based service operating model through the provision of accommodation and recovery oriented care, ensure compliance with the Social Outreach clinical governance framework and grow partnerships with other service providers. Importantly, you will be committed to excellence and highly motivated to develop and deliver quality services that help those in need.

Casa Venegas is a service within inner western Sydney NSW, providing accommodation and recovery support for adults with enduring mental health conditions who are at risk of homelessness.    Primarily supporting people with schizoaffective disorder, it provides a recovery service orientated focus through improving wellness, life skills and social connectedness to live a self-directed life and reach their full potential.   The service currently supports about 40 people across 16 houses and the Director will have a mandate to shape and grow the service in conjunction with refining the operating model.

Possession of a relevant mental health related tertiary qualification, registration (or eligibility to be) with the governing professional body, significant experience in mental health service delivery at a senior level and demonstrated strategic leadership ability is essential for further consideration.

This position will be offered on a two year full-time contract and based on site at the SJG Burwood Hospital, with travel to accommodation facilities in nearby suburbs.

The Benefits:

  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Executive position
  • Family Friendly Values

 * All applicants must provide a brief (no more than two 2 pages) address of the Selection Criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the role (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description)

 St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

Contact Person Bev East
Contact Number (08) 9429 3211
Closing Date 25/03/2018
Position Description
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