Manager Warrnambool Adult Mental Health

Lead a dynamic and skilled multidisciplinary team while supporting those impacted by mental and psychological health concerns.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1750208-4
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: Contract ending 18/11/2024.
Attachments: Manager Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Team.pdf (PDF, 174KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jodi Bateman, Associate Director MH
Phone: 03 55619194 or Email:

Position Details

Where we are

Warrnambool is located on Peek Whurrong and Kirrae Whurrung lands of the Eastern Maar/Gunditjmara nations.

A vibrant and dynamic community that is home to over 35,000 people, Warrnambool has an enviable mix of seaside location, culture and heritage while being a contemporary city.


With outstanding access to sporting, education (pre-school to university) and transport facilities you can enjoy a full calendar of events, attractions and social activities for all ages.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:


Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.


About the role

The Manager of Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Services will ensure the provision of recovery oriented, trauma informed mental health assessment, treatment, care and support to Consumers and their Families, Carers and Support People across Warrnambool and surrounds.


They will lead a team of more than 20 staff including Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatric Enrolled Nurses, Administrative Support Officers and Medical Staff. They will work within a dynamic and connected service system geared toward best outcomes.


Position overview

  • Full-time (40 hours per week with monthly ADO), Fixed term role ending 18/11/2024
  • Seaside Warrnambool Campus
  • Psychologist Grade 3
  • Salary Range: $104,078 - $119,095.60 pro rata, plus superannuation


What you bring

You will demonstrate strong leadership, commitment to maintaining professional confidentiality and remaining customer focused all times.


You're proactive, flexible, and resilient and happy to use your initiative, have a high attention to detail and be a Psychologist with Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Psychologist and at least 5 years' experience in the provision of mental health services.

You would have:

  • Ability to relate to a wide range of persons and professional groups.
  • Experience in leadership and management
  • Extensive skills and experience in variety of mental health services.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.


How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 8 October 2023.

Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.


Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Medical Scientists, Pharmacists and Psychologists Victorian Public Sector (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025


The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status


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