First listed on: 27 June 2022


Health Manager Level 3, Towards Zero Suicides - Suicide Prevention. SESLHD Mental Health Service

Employment Type:
 Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 3
Remuneration: $116403 - $132700 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ318646

Come work with us!

The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven mental health clinician or suitably experienced individual with a strong background in project management and excellent relationship management skills, to lead and manage the innovative ‘Towards Zero Suicides’ program.

This is an exciting professional development opportunity for an experienced clinician looking to develop their clinical redesign, project management, culture change and stakeholder management capabilities.

Where you'll be working

Based at SESLHD MHS offices, located on St George Hospital campus, Kogarah

Travel to other SESLHD MHS sites is a requirement of the role.

What you'll be doing The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.   The Manager Suicide Prevention leads the successful planning, implementation and scale-up of a range of integrated activities underpinning the Towards Zero Suicides approach to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention for the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. 

In line with NSW Health’s “Towards Zero Suicides” initiative, the position holder will help to implement innovative service models, redesign practices, support culture change and build the skills of the mental health workforce to ultimately prevent suicides in inpatient and community care, and the broader community.

Activities delivered in collaboration with the Ministry of Health include contemporary clinical suicide prevention training, revision of risk assessment, critical incident and discharge/transition and follow up processes, development of suicide care pathways, and promotion of a “restorative just culture” that prioritises learning and psychological safety for staff, as well as compassionate engagement with people with lived experience and bereaved families.
The position-holder will provide change and project management expertise and has responsibility for identifying strategic and partnership opportunities, managing relationships with external and internal stakeholders, and leading the implementation of evidence-based practice models for effective suicide prevention into Mental Health operations. Central to planning, delivery and evaluation of programs and initiatives will be the meaningful inclusion of people with lived experience.  

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in a health or management related field.
  2. Demonstrated experience in complex program management aligned to broader strategic objectives; including the capability to plan, manage multiple projects, manage behaviour change, measure, monitor and report progress against targets and deliverables.
  3. Excellent negotiation, decision making and influencing skills including the ability to interact constructively and collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including clinicians, managers and executive management in health, government and community organisations.
  4. Understanding of current directions in mental health care including “Towards Zero Suicides” initiative, and a strong personal commitment to driving system change in suicide prevention.
  5. Proven ability to work flexibly and adapt as necessary to the demands of multiple projects and initiatives including proven ability to work autonomously, exercise independent judgement and make decisions whilst recognising the importance of maintaining open lines of communication and proactively escalating issues and risks as required.
  6. Highly developed and effective written, oral and presentation skills, with excellence in Microsoft office applications.
  7. NSW drivers licence and ability to travel within District and NSW to fulfil position accountabilities.

Need more information?
 1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
 2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Stephanie North on 

Applications Close: 10 July 2022

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