EL 1 - Assistant Director Mental Health Programs (Health Workforce Development - HWD)
As part of Joint Health Command, the Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health (ADFCMH) is a national asset which provides leadership, best practice and innovation in military mental health. The ADFCMH’s mission is to enhance Defence capability through engagement, consultancy and an evidence-based, best practice approach to mental health and wellbeing initiatives. The ADFCMH hub is located in Sydney with regional teams located across Australia. Together the ADFCMH team develops and delivers a robust set of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention programs; provides consultancy services; delivers training and upskilling programs for the ADF mental health workforce; and implements a range of mental health promotion initiatives. The position Assistant Director Mental Health Programs (Health Workforce Development - HWD) is one of three important EL1 ADFCMH mental health program roles based at the ADFCMH.
The position is primarily responsible for the translation and coordination of mental health and workforce skilling research into evidenced based practice through the development, incubation and monitoring of programs and initiatives designed specifically for defence health professionals and serving members of the ADF working in mental health. You will have generalist knowledge of mental health issues and specialist knowledge of holistic program design and implementation through a variety of mediums.
You will provide the clinical subject matter expertise for the development and maintenance of Defence health workforce upskilling initiatives. As part of a blended team of APS and ADF personnel, you will be expected to be able to translate mental health and relevant research to the military population, contribute to activities which offer strategic benefits and manage the training materials for clinical training. You will have a portfolio of programs for which you will have national responsibility in terms of their quality, relevance and technical accuracy. You will work closely with ADF policy experts and Garrison Health to support the mental health policy and processes related to service delivery and health workforce expertise. You will initiate and maintain strong relationships with a network of internal and external stakeholders and utilise these to work towards mutually beneficial outcomes. We are open to part-time job share arrangements. Please indicate in your application if this is of interest to you.