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Job Number : 28072
Type and Location : Other / Northern Territory
Listed By : UM Canberra on 11 Jul 2019
Assistant Director – Clinical Coordination

A vacancy exists in the Darwin office of the Central West Region of Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling as Assistant Director, Clinical Coordination.

The role will undertake Oversee the quality of care in the region, and provide clinical oversight, complex case management, and manage case escalation within a stepped-care model of service provision;

Other duties include:

  • Ensure all clinical work undertaken in the region is conducted in accordance with the governance Establish and maintain effective strategic relationships with specialist service providers and develop relevant referral pathways within the region;
  • Maintain a current risk register on all Open Arms clients in the region where risk is identified and ensuring that current treatment and safety plans are in place and regularly reviewed;
  • Undertake line management responsibilities for members of the Complex Case Management Team and the Community Engagement Team and be responsible for the recruitment, selection, induction, supervision, performance management, security and welfare of such employees to ensure their ability to meet service delivery requirements;
  • As a member of the regional leadership group, participate in clinical and team meetings, and contribute to the National Management Team, departmental projects and committees as required. Deputise and act for the Regional Director as required;
  • Actively contribute to Open Arms national projects, clinical policies and procedures, research initiatives and Quality Assurance activities as required. 

Applicants must be an Australian citizen to apply. 
Qualifications must be that of a psychologist or accredited mental health social worker.

  • Qualified psychologists must have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Mental health accredited social workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencing in the position.
  • Both psychologists and mental health social workers must have extensive clinical and relevant management experience. 

An order of merit will be established that may be used to fill similar positions within the next 12 months.

DVA embraces and fosters a culture that supports diversity, inclusion and respect, where people are empowered to fulfil their potential. We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people that identify as LGBTIQ+, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

Contact Officer: For any job related information required after reading the selection documentation, please contact Marcus Schmidt on 08 8935 1450.

For selection documentation and other information visit: and complete the on-line application. For further enquiries, email or phone 1300 555 246.

Closing Date: 11.30pm Thursday 25 July 2019.

Contact Details

1300 555 246

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