Centre Manager Samaritans Foundation


Centre Manager 

  • Full-time 
  • Location: headspace Maitland and Cessnock
  • This role is paid under Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020 Level 4


The Opportunity 

The role of the Centre Manager is to lead a multidisciplinary team in delivering client-centred, evidence-based care while ensuring services are safe, effective, efficient and adhere to the robust clinical governance and practice guidelines.

This is a well-established centre delivering high quality youth friendly, clinical services to young people in the community. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a committed and passionate team.

We are seeking someone with a strong background in mental health early intervention and clinical services for young people, that is passionate about improving the lives of young people and delivering culturally appropriate services. You will need proven leadership skills with the ability to manage staff and budgets. 


Why work for us? 

Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits: 

  • 14 weeks paid maternity leave or 3 weeks paid parental pay. + Super Contributions after 12 months 
  • Salary Packaging on a range of everyday living expenses (Mortgage, Rent and Bills), up to $611/fortnight 
  • Up to 40% off on school enrolment fees at any of our Newcastle Anglican schools  
  • Meals & Entertainment Salary packaging up to $2,650  
  • Access to Fitness Passport (over 300+gyms) 
  • Free access to our corporate Employee Assistance Program 
  • Flexible working options (including compressed week, RDO’s, 9-day fortnights).  
  • Career and development opportunities 


Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar and evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Substantial work experience in child and adolescent mental health settings
  • Eligibility for membership of relevant professional association or membership of registration body or working towards same
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical models and experience in providing both operational support and clinical supervision for clinical teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including change management skills and performance management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence working with vulnerable groups, including those who identify as  LGBTIQA+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Demonstrate understanding of Youth Mental Health and clinical services delivered to young people including Early Psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, physical and sexual health and Substance use issues
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of Clinical Governance Models and practice guidelines, operational and financial plans
  • Demonstrated experience working with and alongside a range of services and stakeholders that relate to all domains considerate of a young person
  • Specific knowledge of child and adolescent development, substance use and associated sectors.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, public relations and communication skills, including sound oral and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of branding compliance in any sector would be an advantage
  • An understanding of and commitment to Child Protection legislation and OH&S principles


Who we are? 

Newcastle Anglican is at the core of some of the most well-known businesses within Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast & Mid North Coast organisations. Our service agencies include Anglican Care and Samaritans as well as Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and 54 Anglican parishes. 

For more information on who we are and the work we do, visit www.newcastleanglican.org.au.  

For further information please email our Talent Team at [email protected] 

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Please include your cover letter addressing the essential criteria, and your resume. 

 Applications Close: when we find you! 

Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.