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Clinical Program Manager

Organisation Name Butterfly Foundation
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2023-07-18
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1099780
  • Lead the formation of a new treatment program for people with eating disorders
  • Newly created innovative role within a well-established not-for-profit
  • Suit candidates with program development and delivery experience


The Organisation
As a leading Australian voice, Butterfly Foundation represents people living with eating disorders and body image issues, and the family and friends and communities who support them. Left unaddressed, the medical, psychological, physical and social consequences can be long term and for many life threatening.

Butterfly advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources whilst raising public awareness in the media and via community debate. They operate the Butterfly National Helpline, run a range of innovative clinical treatment and support programs, deliver prevention initiatives in schools and the community, and have recently committed to the development of Australia’s first intensive virtual outpatient program.

Benefits & Culture
  • Based in Crows Nest, Sydney, flexible working environment
  • Generous salary packaging and leave provisions
  • Opportunity to contribute to progressive outcomes
  • Full time 3 year contract

The Role
Reporting to the Butterfly Head of Clinical & Support Services and working closely with the Helpline Manager and Recovery Support Services Manager, you will develop and implement Australia’s first virtual community-based intensive outpatient program (v-IOP) specifically for the treatment of eating disorders, as part of a stepped system of care.
You’ll manage the human, administrative and financial resources of the v-IOP together with contractual reporting and continuous review of policies and procedures. Importantly, you will lead the development of the model of care, including:
  • Establishment of an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to provide oversight and direction
  • Aligning program governance with National Safety & Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
  • Developing a staffing model with a clear scope of practice for all staff
  • Ensuring collaboration across Butterfly’s clinical services

Skills Required
You are a mental health clinician with advanced knowledge of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body dysmorphia, as well as co-morbid mental health conditions. You have significant experience writing and delivering eating disorder or relevant programs and have an understanding of the eating disorders system of care within Australia.

A proven ability in the management and implementation of project plans, policies, procedures and programs is essential, as is a postgraduate qualification in psychology, social work, dietetics or other relevant discipline (including nursing) and registration with a relevant professional body. Ideally you also bring solid experience in the treatment of or service delivery to clients with complex mental health problems.

If you’re motivated to develop and manage Australia’s first intensive virtual outpatient program for people with eating disorders, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above. Alternatively, please call Hayley Martin on +61 2 8243 0570 to discuss.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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