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Assistant Director Mental Health Programs (ATOD)

Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
25th October 2019
Department of Defence - JCG/04447/19

Executive Level 1

$101,955 - $115,005 (plus super)

Mosman, NSW

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 position Assistant Director Mental Health Programs (Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs - AToD) is one of three important EL1 ADFCMH mental health program roles based at the ADFCMH. The position is primarily responsible for the translation of AToD research into evidenced based practice through the development, incubation and monitoring of programs and initiatives designed specifically for serving members of the ADF, command and defence health professionals. You will have generalist knowledge of mental health issues and specialist knowledge of issues relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. You will provide the clinical subject matter expertise for the development and maintenance of all Defence AToD initiatives and author strategic documents related to AToD. As part of a blended team of APS and ADF personnel, you will be expected to be able to translate mental health and relevant research to the military population, contribute to activities which offer strategic benefits and manage the promotional training materials for member and clinical training.

You will have a portfolio of programs for which you will have national responsibility in terms of their quality, relevance and technical accuracy as well working with ADF policy experts in the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for Defence. You will initiate and maintain strong relationships with a network of internal and external stakeholders and utilise these to work towards mutually beneficial outcomes. We are open to part-time job share arrangements. Please indicate in your application if this is of interest to you.

Application Closing Date: 24 November 2019

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/04447/19 on