Organisation Name Mental Health First Aid Australia
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date Posted January 24, 2017
Job Type Part-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33386


  • Training and research organisation providing mental health first aid training
  • Identified role leading the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program
  • Melbourne based, 3 days per week


The Organisation

Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) is a national not for profit health promotion charity dedicated to mental health first aid training and research. MHFA Australia provide week-long instructor training courses, which accredit instructors to deliver MHFA Australia training to communities and workplaces. MHFA Australia courses train members of the public to provide initial help to someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis using the MHFA Australia Action Plan ALGEE.


The Role

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Australia (AMHFA) Program has approximately 120 Accredited instructors working nationally within communities and workplaces, with mentoring support provided by an Instructor Coordinator.

The Program Manager is a Melbourne based part-time position, which holds overall responsibility of the training content and development of the program primarily funded through grants from the Australian Government.


Skills Required

As the Program Manager, you will deliver the following key duties:

  • Collaborate with other team members on the update of AMHFA Australia Course materials from 2nd to 3rd edition, including the manual, teaching notes and PowerPoint slides
  • Establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Australia Program Advisory Committee
  • Seek out relevant grants and apply for funding
  • Implement a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Implement improvements to the AMHFA Australia Program based on the results of a recent survey with Instructors (and input from the Advisory Committee)

This position is identified and it is essential you can meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Relevant qualifications in a mental health related discipline
  • High level of knowledge about mental disorders and services, especially in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Experience developing curriculum materials
  • Proven experience in writing successful grant applications
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

A highly competitive package is being offered.


Please click apply, submitting your resume and cover letter in MS Word format, quoting reference #33386. For more information please contact David Rogers on 03 8319 4070.

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