Director Mental Health

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Flinders & Upper North
  • 12 Jul, 2019
Permanent Full Time Mental Health Professional

Job Description

  • Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network, Location to be negotiated within Flinders & Upper North
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $116,932 - $127,388 - AHP4; $131,389 - $139,856 - RN4A - Perm F/T
  • Please note that this position is multi-classified as either a AHP4 or RN4


$116,932 - $127,388 - AHP4; $131,389 - $139,856 - RN4A


Mental Health  


You will be strategically and operationally responsible for the delivery of mental health services within the Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network. Overseeing the delivery of a number of complex mental health reform projects within the rural region, in line with state-wide directions, you will provide expert advice to the Local Health Network and the local area Executive Groups. Using your knowledge and experience to provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for mental health services in the region, you will play a pivotal role in leading and managing complex projects and strategic reform. This will be achieved by working collaboratively and in partnership across a broad range of Government, non-government and private practitioners/service providers, consumers and carers. You will be vital in providing leadership and mental health expert advice for the operational group and across the sector, managing financial, administrative and human resources to ensure consistency of approach and continuity of services.

Flinders & Upper North LHN Mental Health embraces strength based approaches and the principles of positive psychology, and aims to be a flourishing mental health service that impacts meaningfully and positively on the community it serves.

With a clinical background in mental health, you will demonstrate experience in leading services or organisations through times of extensive change, service improvement and effectiveness, system design reform and integration. You will have the ability to participate in and contribute to key decision making processes at a senior level, demonstrating skills in creative thinking, analysing and conceptualising problems, formulating and executing appropriate solutions and negotiating successful outcomes in an innovative and resourceful manner. Your ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders will hold you in good stead for this role.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  

Applications close: 26 July 2019

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 695973


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Closing Date for Applications

26 July 2019



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