Senior Project Officer
|Position Title||Senior Project Officer (Mental Health/Suicide Prevention)|
|Employment Status||Temporary Full Time (up to 29/06/2014)|
|Entity||Hunter New England Local Health District|
|Award Classification||Health Managers/Health Mgr Lvl 1|
|Salary||$62,877.00 - $84,580.00|
|Number of FTE||1.00|
|Purpose of Position||
Senior Projects Officers are being recruited to work on specific program areas at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health:
- Mental Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Programs; and
-Suicide Prevention Programs.
The Senior Project Officer will support the Program Managers and Projects Coordinator with project planning, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of project activities and deliverables, and provide guidance and mentoring to Project Officers.
Senior Project Officers will be required to have a solid understanding of the principles of mental health promotion, prevention of mental illness and/or suicide prevention.
They will also need to demonstrate capabilities in project planning and implementation. Specifically to assist the Projects Coordinator and Program Manager with project planning and the development of work plans for specific project components.
They will be responsible for the completion of project activities according to an agreed work plan and budget, under the direction of the Projects Coordinator and Program Manager.
The They will plan and implement evaluation strategies for specific project components, under the direction of the Projects Coordinator and Program Manager.
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health is a non-clinical service which provides program management, education, training and evidence-based resources in suicide prevention and mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention.
Our work is funded by the Commonwealth Government, NSW Health, Philanthropic Foundations and private grants. The work is carried out at a local, state and national level.
For further information please visit www.himh.org.au.
|Selection Criteria||1. Tertiary qualifications in health or social sciences relevant to mental health or health promotion, and/or substantial proven work experience in this area.
2. Experience in health related project work including project planning, implementation, problem-solving, evaluation and reporting.
3. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, with the capacity to contribute positively to a broader project team and manage project staff workflows.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice, including the capacity to critically review publications and to design and implement evaluation strategies.
5. Demonstrated high level written communication skills, with experience in the preparation and evaluation of literature reviews, research publications, reports or health promotion resources.
6. Demonstrated high level oral and interpersonal communication skills, with experience in stakeholder consultation and with the delivery of training and/or presentations for diverse audiences.
7. Understanding of current policies, frameworks and issues in mental health promotion, with the capacity to identify strategic implications for project implementation.
8. Experience in the advanced use of Microsoft Office software and other computerised systems.
|Contact Person||Gavin Hazel|
|Position Description||click here to view|
|Application Guide||click here to view|