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Organisation : Mental Health Coordinating Counil

Location : Sydney (Lilyfield)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities, Education & Training, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 80,000 - 90,000

Application closing date : 23 Jul, 2019

About the role

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for organisations providing community mental health services throughout NSW. MHCC Learning & Development (LD) is a registered training organisation delivering mental health training to workers within the mental health community sector.

MHCC has recently received funding under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s Support for NDIS Providers Program to deliver the “Embracing Change: Applying the Practice Standards in Psychosocial Disability Services” and is seeking a Project Manager to drive implementation.

The project’s objectives include:

  • Assisting NDIS providers that provide support to people with psychosocial disability to understand their practice standards registration obligations and comply with them
  • To assist NDIS providers to demonstrate capacity to provide quality support and service provision to NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability
  • To achieve an increase in the proportion of NDIS providers actively participating in the market.

The key project activities are the development and delivery of ten webinars and a forum for organisations that provide services to people living with, or at risk of developing, psychosocial disabilities and their supporters.

MHCC is seeking a motivated individual with high standards and a commitment to ensuring a quality innovative approach is used throughout the project. Experience within the mental health and/or disability sector and an understanding of accreditation processes is essential. Experience with the NDIS Safeguards and Quality Commission Practice Standards is desirable.  

As the Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Project Management: Developing the project plan and budget and ensuring the project successfully meets milestones and deliverables and remains within budget through strong project management.
  • Build and maintain relationships: Building respectful and collaborative relationships with project stakeholders and ensuring recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approaches are used in all interactions.

This is a contract position with immediate commencement through to project completion in June 2021.

MHCC are seeking an individual who has demonstrated project experience; has excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to ‘think on their feet and outside the box’; who can multi-task priorities with exceptional planning and organisation skills; and is innovative with a high level of self-motivation and attention to detail. The successful applicant will be able to work independently and as part of a team, and has the ability to build and maintain relationships.

If this sounds like you then apply today by sending your resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria below.


Selection Criteria

Essential criteria

  • Previous project management experience
  • Experience of mental health and/or disability services sectors
  • Understanding of accreditation processes within the mental health and/or disability sector
  • Knowledge of the Quality and Safeguards Commission’s Practice Standards and Quality Indicators
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, good attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • General computer literacy and comfortable with online/digital media communication methods
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding/awareness of current NDIS and mental health/psychosocial disability issues

Desirable criteria

  • Experience with the Quality and Safeguards Commission’s Practice Standards and Quality Indicators
  • Previous experience in online/digital communication facilitation
  • Valid driver’s licence

Job benefits and perks

Remuneration packaging includes base salary of $80-90k based on experience, plus super guarantee contribution, FBT salary packaging and entertainment benefits under our Public Benevolent Institution status available.

MHCC offers a flexible working environment.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Mental Health Coordinating Counil

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community mental health organisations in NSW. Since 1983 we have worked to build the capacity of community organisations to support people on their recovery journeys. Informed through consultation with the sector, MHCC advocates for policy development and legislative reform and best practice approaches, and supports innovation and the value of the sector. MHCC also offers responsive and highly flexible mental health training and professional development opportunities grounded in recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice. Our work stems from the belief that people with lived experience are drivers of positive change in all mental health services.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Project Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

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