Mental Health Reform Project Lead (Counsellors Pilot) Monash Health


About Monash Health

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 22,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your growth and development is important. With us you can really be your best.

About the Reform Team

The Reform Team is a collaborative, high performing team that was established to facilitate delivery Monash Health’s mental health reform agenda. The team plays a key role in ensuring robust project governance, driving initiatives and building improvement capability related to mental health reform. The team draws on a variety of improvement, project and change management methodologies and engages stakeholders at all levels to lead change and respectfully challenge the status quo.

About The Role

This role involves providing project advice and expertise that facilitates the delivery of the Counsellors Pilot Project. The successful candidate will drive the exploration of a new workforce – Counsellors – working within community mental health care; in partnership with other project team members, people with lived/ living experience, frontline teams, clinical leaders, senior management from the Mental Health Program, and Monash Health Executives.

About You

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the facilitation of process improvement and redesign; delivery of small-medium complex projects in a health setting; and, have the acumen to influence, collaborate and build sustainable relationships with all levels of the organisation and with external stakeholders. The candidate will require strong data and digital literacy skills to foster a data-driven culture of decision making.

What You Need

  • Experience working in healthcare industry and/or healthcare consulting or advisory roles with demonstrated success in leading practice improvement initiatives
  • Data and digital literacy skills
  • Certification in improvement science/ redesign is desirable
  • Project management and/or change management certification is desirable
  • Relevant undergraduate tertiary qualification
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
  • Australian working rights

What We Offer

  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • Avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • Mentorship & career guidance
  • Support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and gym, and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services at: [email protected].

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment); and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made. As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19. All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via myGov.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.