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Workforce Development Partner - Mental Health

State Government of Victoria, Australia - Geelong, VIC

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Workforce Development Partner - Mental Health

Job posted: 08/06/2021

  • Temporary Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight (until 05/06/2023)
  • Be an integral part of developing and coordinating the Mental Health Workforce strategy
  • Opportunity to be creative and innovative in your recruitment and retention approach

About Barwon Health and Mental Health

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD, we also offer an easier commute from the western suburbs of Melbourne, than travelling across the city.

Enjoy the range of lifestyle choices Geelong has to offer including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices and high standard of schooling options throughout the area. You will appreciate the beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries.

Mental Health Directorate

Barwon Health's Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services are internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive.

We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

Mental Health is undergoing substantial directorate growth as consequence of broader Mental Health reforms and has significant current vacancies and forecasts more over the next 2 years to meet currently known reforms.

About the Role

The Workforce Development Partner will be responsible for developing and coordinating the Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) Workforce growth strategy, including;

  • centralised workforce planning and workforce reporting
  • coordinating education partnerships and stakeholder engagement (e.g. Gordon and Deakin)
  • helping to develop, and coordinating, the MHDAS workforce strategy and plan, including recruitment initiatives
  • in conjunction with the Workplace Relation business partner, drafting Change Impact Statements to support growth and business alignment
  • reviewing and improving MHDAS onboarding and orientation activities
  • developing a MHDAS culture plan to support rapid expansion
  • overseeing the management of the centralised MHDAS recruitment framework and activities
  • developing and implementing “best practice” initiatives for attracting, growing and retaining the best talent

This role will work closely with the leadership team of MHDAS, who will provide significant input into developing the workforce strategy.

This is your opportunity to help us create innovative campaigns and build important relationships to make Barwon Health the Employer of Choice and to build our Mental Health workforce into the future. Apply today!

About the Culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. We are innovative, big picture thinkers working together within a supportive environment to improve Mental Health Services and future workforce.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
  • Relocation Packages
  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people with diverse backgrounds.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition via email at

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