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Regional Mental Health Managers and Mental Health Promotion Coordinators

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2nd December 2019
Department of Defence - JCG/04985/19

APS 6 – Executive Level 1 (Multiple classifications)

$80,668 - $115,005 (plus super)

Canberra, ACT; Darwin, NT; Perth, WA; Sydney, NSW; Townsville, QLD; Melbourne, VIC

As part of Joint Health Command, the Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health (ADFCMH) is a national asset which provides leadership, best practice and innovation in military mental health. The ADFCMH’s mission is to enhance Defence capability through engagement, consultancy and an evidence-based, best practice approach to mental health and wellbeing initiatives.

The ADFCMH hub is located in Sydney with regional teams located across Australia. Together the ADFCMH team develops and delivers a robust set of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention programs; provides consultancy services; delivers training and upskilling programs for the ADF mental health workforce; and implements a range of mental health promotion initiatives.

The positions, Regional Mental Health Manager (RMHM) and Regional Mental Health Promotion Coordinator (MHPC), are important parts of the national network of professionals working in mental health.

The RMHMs and MHPCs are responsible for coordinating the planning, delivery and monitoring of Joint Health Command managed mental health programs and initiatives in their region. Both roles deliver face-to-face programs to Defence members and the health workforce.

Regional Mental Health Manager:

The RMHM leads the small regional team and is responsible for the development and implementation of a Regional Mental Health Promotion Plan in line with the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The RMHM acts as an advisor and consultant for mental health programs and initiatives in their region.

The RMHM is responsible for the application of policy, governance and assurance systems to support quality outcomes in their region in relation to mental health programs and initiatives.

Regional Mental Health Promotion Coordination:

The MHPC is expected to form and develop strong relationships that will assist in the promotion of mental health initiatives. The MHPC is also responsible for the administrative aspects of program coordination in their region in relation to mental health programs and initiatives.

We are currently recruiting for these positions in the following regions:

  • RMHM – North Queensland (based in Townsville)
  • MHPC – North Queensland (based in Townsville)
  • RMHM – Northern Territory (based in Darwin)
  • MHPC – Northern Territory (based in Darwin)
  • RMHM – Victoria and Tasmania (based in Melbourne)
  • RMHM – Northern and Central NSW (based in Sydney)
  • MHPC – Northern and Central NSW (based in Sydney)
  • MHPC – Southern NSW and ACT (based in Canberra)
  • MHPC – Western Australia (based in Perth)

Please select all roles you would like to be considered for. It is advised to select both the RMHM and MHPC roles in your region(s) of preference if you are unsure what level best suits your experience.

All positions require regular travel to Defence bases in the region. Please note we will also be creating a merit pool for any similar positions that may become available within the next 12 months for both ongoing and non-ongoing opportunities.

Application Closing Date: Monday 27 January 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/04985/19 on