Capacity Building Coordinator - Alcohol and Other Drugs (Full-time)

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Capacity Building Coordinator - Alcohol and Other Drugs (Full-time)


Job Description

Do you have a genuine passion for Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment and a commitment to improving primary health outcomes in the community? 

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Capacity Building Coordinators specialising in Alcohol and Other Drugs and/or Mental Health to join our Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs team. These specialised roles work with our commissioned service providers, partners, community organisations or systems to build on their existing capabilities.

The Capacity Building Coordinators:

  • establish and maintain effective partnerships with commissioned service providers;
  • are responsible for the management of contracts with commissioned service providers;
  • facilitate connections and integration between commissioned service providers to influence best practice service delivery;
  • foster a quality improvement approach to evaluation, assessment, monitoring and redesign; and
  • participate in broader mental health systems level partnerships and integration.

These roles have a key focus on AOD and/or Primary Mental Health and require an in-depth understanding of the AOD/ primary mental health care sector/s. These specialised roles work with existing and newly commissioned service providers delivering services across a range of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services and/or within a stepped care model; with a focus on supporting specialised and generalist service providers within clinical and non-clinical settings to build and sustain capabilities across the primary sector.

You will be an exceptional team player with high level interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) and have significant demonstrated experience in building and influencing professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including AOD service providers, primary mental health services, psychosocial services, community services, and government departments. An innate ability to influence and support organisations and individuals through change management will be highly regarded.

You will have expertise and experience in critical analysis of complex issues in service delivery and service development and a working knowledge of the principles of commissioning from a primary health care perspective.

You will also be able to identify problems, challenges and barriers, and recognise opportunities, and come up with potential solutions.  If the mountain won’t move – you will find a way – you enjoy a challenge and finding solutions!!!

We expect the successful applicants will have tertiary qualifications in management, health or human services or at a minimum, experience at a senior level within a health organisation.

You may have had experience in previous roles in the AOD and/or mental health sectors such as: Senior Project Officer, Project Manager, Program Manager, Primary Health Care Manager, Contract Manager, Contracts Administrator, Health Services Manager, Capacity Builder, Clinical Manager, Business Development Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Partnerships Manager, Business Manager, Team Leader, Coordinator, Mental Health Clinician, Social Worker, Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Senior Manager Health, Health Director, Health Officer, Primary Health Care Officer.

In return, we commit to ensuring you have a great work-life balance, enjoy your everyday work life, have fabulous and supportive colleagues, get to stretch your ability, experience the fun and supportive work family we offer AND receive a competitive salary, commensurate with your demonstrated skills and experience (alongside  generous salary packaging options, which enhances your net take home!).

Because this is all about YOU – we have put OUR information last! The Adelaide Primary Health Network (Adelaide PHN) is an independent, not for profit, primary health care organisation based in Adelaide. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community by coordinating and integrating health and community services and by working in partnership to identify local needs and create strategies in response to keep people well and out of hospital; improving their experience AND their health outcomes.

Application process

  1. Please visit our website at www.adelaidephn.com.au for a position description.
  2. Email your resume and a short (1-2 page) cover letter in response to the essential minimum capabilities and desirable characteristics, and describing your interest in the role to employment@adelaidephn.com.au.
  3. If you would like to discuss the position, please call 8219 5900.

Note:  Previous applicants to our advertised Capacity Building Coordinator role need not apply please.

Applications close 12 noon Wednesday 27 January 2021.

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