General Manager Mental Health Services and Projects

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0061
Closing Date: 03-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $111,484 - $149,188
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description CV0061.doc (Word, 870KB)

Fact Sheet - Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Rebecca Redpath - Director
0418 392 928

Position Details

  • Utilise your high level strategic leadership skills
  • 12 month fixed term opportunity
  • Melbourne CBD location

An exciting opportunity exists for a General Manager, Mental Health Services and Projects on a 12 month fixed term (full time) basis in Justice Health.

Justice Health is a business unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation and is responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons. In Victoria, health services to prisoners are contracted out to health service providers.  Justice Health sets the policy and standards for health care in prisons and contract manages the health service providers in the public prisons.

The General Manager Mental Health Services and Projects, reporting directly to the Executive Director Justice Health, will be responsible for driving service innovation and projects stemming from the implementation of the 10 year Mental Health Plan across the criminal justice system from the courts, community corrections, prisons and post release.

The General Manager Mental Health Services and Projects will provide high level strategic leadership, management and coordination of activities/projects designed to support and advance quality, safety and risk management in the provision of primary mental health and forensic mental services in the Victorian prison system and community correctional services. This role will transition projects to business as usual operations to ensure continuity of forensic mental health treatment from prisons to the community.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • a clear understanding of the issues associated with the delivery of safe and effective mental health care within a complex environment
  • high level strategic leadership, management and coordination of activities/projects.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

Applications close: (mid-night) Monday, 3 April 2017.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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