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Project Lead

Organisation : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Sep, 2019

About the role

Part-time (0.8 FTE) fixed term position available until November 2020

  • NFP sector salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onsite parking + close to public transport

The Project Lead will provide leadership, supervision and oversight of the project and tasks contracted for the Mental Health Practitioners in Secondary Schools initiative, funded by the Department of Education (DET). Operating at a senior level, possessing significant clinical and governance experience across the mental health sector, the Project Lead will be responsible for effectively managing all aspects of the project delivery and execution, ensuring that milestones are met on time, and are delivered on budget.

Reporting to the National Projects Manager, this role will have an exceptionally strong understanding of the current research in youth mental health.

The role

The Project Lead will be responsible for a number of activities and deliverables:

  • Lead the development of a project work plan, negotiate and prioritise workload with the project team to enable the successful delivery of initiatives and projects.
  • Plan, develop and deliver evidence-based resources to the practitioners employed under this initiative, through the provision of written and online resources via the mental health portal.
  • Provide advice and consultation to mental health practitioners employed under this initiative through the mental health advice line, supporting best practice, appropriate assessment, intervention and referral for specialist support.
  • Meet key delivery milestones as negotiated with the Department for the successful execution of the contract.
  • Monitor and mitigate project delivery risks and effectively manage the project budget.
  • Contribute thought leadership to influence decision making processes, such as quality and continuous improvement and organisational planning and reporting.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. For further information please visit

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

How to apply for this role

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a supporting statement that addresses all the essential selection criteria included in the position description to, using the subject line ‘Project Lead’, followed by your ‘full name’.

For further information about the role, including Position Description, and Key Selection Criteria, please visit the Orygen website at

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Caroline Crlenjak, National Projects Manager, Research and Translation at

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday, 1 September 2019.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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


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