Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 02/10/2020
REF: BYBhsp0920
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Head of Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention

Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 02/10/2020
REF: BYBhsp0920
Apply now All Permanent Opportunities
  • Shape systemic change of the mental health ecosystem
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a progressive future operating model
  • Create change to protect the community’s mental health

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a key pillar of Beyond Blue’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.  With a mandate to think outside the box, the Head of Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention will shape and evolve non-traditional operations and service delivery system to facilitate progressive, responsive and collaborative partnerships.

The Position

The Head of Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention is a critical leadership position reporting directly into the Chief Services Officer. As a member of the Services and Support division, the group’s purpose is to deliver effective early intervention, treatment and recovery focused mental health and suicide prevention supports and services, so people can receive help early and recover quickly to ensure their best possible mental health.

Through leadership of a dedicated team, and working collaboratively with the Head of Service Innovation, this position will play a critical role during this important next phase of the business transformation, including the development of the Big Blue Door. Providing strategic leadership of Beyond Blue’s suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, programs and teams (New Access and The Way Back), this role will ensure people with a lived experience of anxiety, depression and suicidality/self-harm will be at the centre of all strategic and service system development.

The Head of Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention will be respected for highly developed emotional, conceptual, analytical and presentation skills, and accomplished in dealing with complex and sensitive matters.  Ideally you may offer experience in planning, procuring, operating and evaluating integrated, evidence-based and high-quality community and digital mental health or health services and supports. Experience in telehealth and digital service development and delivery will be highly regarded.

With strong commercial acumen, a record of achievement as a senior manager, the appointee will have proven ability driving innovation, shaping consumer orientated programs, and contributing to human-centred codesign and community engagement. You will be an exceptional communicator, equipped with highly regarded leadership, understanding of clinical governance and change management skills,

Relevant tertiary qualifications required.

The Organisation

Beyond Blue is Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation focusing on improving the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. Millions of people and organisations connect with Beyond Blue’s advice, information, services and supports each year. With that comes a responsibility to deeply understand and meet their needs

Beyond Blue’s new strategic plan, Beyond 2020, embraces this ‘community intimacy’ principle, and to underpin it, the organisation is implementing a new operating model that includes changes to organisational structures, governance, processes and systems, culture, metrics, data and technology. This is an exciting time to join a responsive and revered organisation that values collaboration, enthusiasm, innovation, respect, excellence and integrity and help it to be even stronger for the community for years to come.

To apply – please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference BYBhsp0920, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

Applications close: Friday 2nd October

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