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Project Coordinator Youth Mental Health

Organisation Name COORDINARE
Location Wollongong
Date Posted 2020-06-05
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 134913
  • Drive and support services for improved mental health outcomes in SENSW
  • Be a member of an exciting Primary Health Network team
  • Flexible location: Wollongong, Queanbeyan, Nowra or Moruya


The Organisation
COORDINARE is the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (PHN), working with a broad range of ‘system’ stakeholders to transform the health system in the region by building synergies, streamlining approaches, and creating momentum for population health improvement. 
The organisation has adopted an innovative business model that is data-driven, using epidemiological information, practice-based evidence and local knowledge to set clear priorities for improving health outcomes, achieving better experiences for people and value for money.

Benefits & Culture
Competitive salary and generous salary packaging benefits
Professional development encouraged for all employees
Culture focused on innovation and driving system change
Role could be based in Wollongong, Queanbeyan, Nowra or Moruya

The Role

As an integral member of the commissioning team you will be supporting the commissioning of services and solutions to achieve a more robust and connected health system based on the needs of the community, enabling improved healthcare outcomes and consumer experiences.
This position is focused on youth mental health, and for the majority of time supports the commissioning and delivery of Headspace by the contracted service providers.  
Key accountabilities in these roles include-
  • Facilitate consultation with key stakeholders including consumers and carers
  • Contribute to the mental health needs assessment
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of services working in collaboration with the Strategy and Performance Team
  • Establish an understanding of local needs and trends, responding to feedback on commissioned interventions
  • Continued monitoring to ensure services are delivered in an effective, contemporary and appropriate safe manner.
Skills Required

You have extensive experience in youth services, ideally in mental health and project management.  You will have:
  • Extensive experience working closely in collaboration with stakeholders
  • The ability to present information persuasively to different audiences, in particular those with mental health lived experience
  • A track record of successfully delivering system change and delivering better outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work across teams and operate in a person centred environment.
Call to action

If you would like to use your experience within the mental health or youth sector to benefit programs and people in the South Eastern NSW community, please forward your resume and cover letter addressing the “skills required” section above.  Alternatively call Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8976 if you have specific questions. 

Please note that there is no formal closing date for this role. Early applications are encouraged and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for interview as applications are received.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.