Career Opportunity

Project Officer - Forensic Mental Health


Reference: 4915739

  • Full Time + ADO (optional)
  • Fixed Term until 30 June 2020
  • Working at cohealth's clinic in Footscray

The Project

Under the direction of the Network Director Clinical and Practice Excellence, this position will work with key internal and external stakeholders to support the evaluation activities within the Forensic Mental Health in Community Health Program (FMHiCH) and conduct a comprehensive review of the cohealth FMHiCH model. The position will be required to undertake various data collecting activities and analyse findings to prepare reports on service delivery recommendations.

Some of the key functions include but not limited to:

  • Analyze and review FMHiCH operational processes from client referral to exit and their effectiveness in engaging clients in clinical treatment and in achieving service goals and outcomes;
  • Conduct various surveys and interviews as required;
  • Utilize a broad range of data to identify service capacity and future scope for service delivery and make high-level recommendations based on findings;
  • Prepare and deliver a report which runs in parallel with DHHS early Evaluation activities and informs the future projection of the cohealth FMHiCH program model;

About you

This position will ideally be suited to an individual who possesses;

  • Experience in a project officer role (or similar) with demonstrated achievements within a complex organisation;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a health care setting and a clear understanding of resourcing for effective delivery;
  • High-level communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • High-level administration and organisational skills, including the ability to prepare reports;
  • Experience in reviewing systems, policies and work practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and pro-active in a changing environment;
  • Strong judgement and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong ability to engage, consult and negotiate with all relevant stakeholders;
  • Ability to work to timelines and write reports, with an understanding of risk management and planning.

About cohealth

​We put our people first, not just our clients. We recognise that our success is a direct reflection of our people, so we've created an environment that facilitates professional development, knowledge exchange and learning. This is so our people can confidently deliver exceptional service and care as experts;

We offer:

  • Not for Profit "Salary Sacrificing"' benefits on top of your salary, highly competitive compensation
  • Keeping your work-life balance in check, with flexible work arrangements available
  • A professional, committed workforce within a highly supportive company
  • Ongoing professional development and career progression opportunities

We encourage individuals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply for these roles.

Who is cohealth?

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People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

We are committed to a high performance, engaging team culture and investing in our people enables a rewarding career with cohealth. If you have what we are looking for, do not delay - APPLY NOW.

Applications close on Sunday 24 November 2019

Applications Close: 24 Nov 2019