The ACT Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing is a whole-of-government initiative which will be responsible for developing a Territory-wide strategy for mental health. Drawing on national and international best practice, the Office will focus on change management and systemic quality improvement across the entire continuum of mental health care.
It will harness existing policy and provide expertise within government and non-government agencies to develop a more integrated approach to mental illness and to promote mental health within the Territory.
Reporting to the Director General of ACT Health, and in consultation with the ACT Minister for Mental Health and other Ministers as necessary, your primary focus will be on the development of an innovative change agenda underpinning the strategic direction for the new Office.
As Coordinator General you will identify and pursue opportunities to engage health service stakeholders/clients, resolve issues and facilitate improved service delivery outcomes. You will work closely with government and non-government organisations and represent the ACT Government in a range of public settings. You will also be required to keep abreast of key issues and emerging trends relating to mental health matters and to provide regular reports to Cabinet, the Legislative Assembly and the ACT community.
To be a strong contender for this important and high-profile role, you will need to have a demonstrated track record of successfully leading a significant change management program in a complex, politically sensitive and operationally diverse environment.
You will have an impressive strategic perspective and previous experience in leading and implementing reform, preferably in health care service delivery, an innovative approach to complex problem solving and a clear focus on delivering outcomes. You will also have a demonstrated ability to engage critical senior stakeholders and the personal qualities necessary to influence outcomes through collaboration and consensus. Relevant tertiary qualifications will be required.
Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing [email protected].
For further information, please contact Ian Hansen on 0408 306 769.
Applications close on 8 July 2018.