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Staff Mental Health Program Lead

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Date: 19-Feb-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

WHS Mental Health Lead

  • Full time, fixed term position
  • Parkville location
  • Fabulous staff benefits


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


The Role:

As the Mental Health Strategy Lead you will oversee the delivery and implementation of The Royal Children’s Hospital Staff Mental Health Strategy 2021-2023. As the Lead, you will coordinate initiatives and programs which focus on supporting, promoting, and protecting staff mental health and wellbeing across the organisation.  Reporting to the Director Work, Health and Safety, you will provide specialised psychological support and guidance to leaders and teams, and deploy the program elements across the organisation. 


The Mental Health Strategy Lead will be responsible for a range of activities which include:

  • Implementing the RCH Staff Mental Health Strategy including analysis and evaluation of all projects, initiatives, promotional events and activities supporting the strategy.
  • Undertake psychological risk assessments for targeted departments while providing advice to other professions on psychological risk management.
  • Provide specialist psychological support, advice, guidance and consultation to leaders and teams across the organisation.
  • Deploy educational sessions related to mental health and wellbeing including mental health first aid, psychological first aid, resilience, vicarious trauma, self-care, grief and loss
  • Provide reflective practice and clinical supervision to groups, departments and teams including the RCH Peer Support Program as required


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Full registration under the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement in clinical or organisational psychology.
  • APAC approved masters level postgraduate training in clinical/organisational psychology, with extensive experience within healthcare
  • Demonstrated experience in a project management role with a sound knowledge of contemporary project management practices
  • Proven track record in stakeholder management, including an ability to build relationships and strategic partnerships
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations within professional settings.
  • Experience providing psychoeducation and therapeutic services to staff, teams and departments - ideally within a healthcare or first responder environment
  • Expert knowledge of the psychological impacts on individuals working within healthcare industries


To view the Position Description, please click here.


Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.

Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 19 March 2021