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Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health
Melbourne Head Office, or work remotely from anywhere in Australia
  • Full-time, Permanent 
  • Great benefits and work flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Be part of a new team and make a difference
  • Salary range: $101, 300 – $126, 600 total remuneration package including super.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), the principal organisation representing the medical specialty of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand is seeking a Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health to lead the cultural planning for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership and staff. This is an identified position. 

 

This position is a newly created role that will work to implement the RANZCP’s commitment to the provision of culturally appropriate and accessible psychiatric care by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Supervise and provide leadership for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer position.
  • Foster relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including but not limited to the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA), Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, and the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee.
  • Maintain membership of the AIDA Specialist Trainee Support Program Cross College Project Group by attending and participating in meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff, Committees, members and key external stakeholders to progress actions from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee and the AIDA Specialist Trainee Support Program Cross College Project Group.
  • Support of The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group (RWG) to enable the development of the RANZCP Innovate RAP (and subsequent Plans as the RANZCP determines).
  • Provide routine and ad hoc advice to Committees and staff as requested regarding the appropriate representation, consideration and inclusion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their
  • Establish connections and work with National and State-based Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO’s), and by extension Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO’s) (non-government organisations and local communities) to establish equal partnerships for the purpose of working collaboratively.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and or lived experience on the issues impacting the provision of healthcare for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and health professionals.
  • Knowledge and or lived experience around the social determinates of health impacting on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Strong communication skills both spoken and written, with the ability to adapt communication styles depending on the setting.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience in management within health, public health, policy, or other relevant area.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective development and leadership of engagement programs with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Proven project management skills and experience. 
  • Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.

What can we offer?

  • Monthly RDO
  • Excellent work–life balance
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Convenient CBD location of head office
  • Training and development opportunities

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and [select appropriate jurisdiction/s from: s 27 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) / s 57 of the AntiDiscrimination Act 1996 (NT) / s 105 of the AntiDiscrimination Act 1991 (Qld) / s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) / ss 25 and/or 26 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas) / s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) / s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)]. The position/s is/are therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

 

How to apply:

 

Please submit your application through the Expr3ss link, including a resume and a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and relevant experience, as well as your individual capabilities for the position. For more information, please refer to the position description (PD).

 

RANZCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. 

  Full Time

    Melbourne VIC

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   Posted 25 Feb 24

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