First listed on: 13 February 2024

Director Allied Health, Mental Health Service


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ462647

Location: North Parramatta

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The Director of Allied Health is responsible for the overall management and coordination of Allied Health services in Mental Health. The position provides the planning and development needs of the Allied Health service from a financial, organisational, clinical, strategic, physical and human resource perspective for the mental health service.

The Director of Allied Health is operationally responsible to the General Manager Mental Health and is a member of the Senior Executive team. The Director Allied Health works in partnership with their counterparts, the Director of Clinical Services and Director of Nursing to provide overarching clinical leadership, service development and governance of the clinical workforce.

The Director of Allied Health will contribute to mental health service strategic and operational management and planning and is required to participate in the executive on-call roster. Professionally they report to the WSLHD District Director of Allied Health and are a member of the Allied Health Executive. As a member of the Allied Health Executive they are required to participate in facilitation, coordination and clinical/professional governance and strategic planning of Allied Health services.

Benefits of working for Western Sydney Local Health District 

  • Paid Allocated Day Off (ADO) every month, in addition to your annual leave (For full time staff)
  • Salary Packaging - lowers your taxable income and increases your take-home pay. (Applicable for eligible employees)  
  • Meal entertainment lowers your taxable income and increases your take-home pay.  (Applicable for eligible employees)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professional counselling and coaching service that offers confidential, short-term support for work-related and personal issues, which you and your immediate family can access
  • Managers Support - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professional consultative service for all managers, HR or senior staff that is confidential and unlimited for people management support
  • Fitness Passport - permanent employees and their immediate family members can sign-up for this affordable membership which allows access to an extensive range of gyms, pools and fitness services from multiple providers across NSW.
  • Generous leave conditions in accordance with NSW Health (State) awards
  • Recognition of prior relevant service may be considered toward commencing salary 
  • Leave may be transferrable from other public sector agencies in accordance with leave mobility provisions

People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

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Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Selection Criteria: 

1. Tertiary qualifications in Allied Health and relevant professional registration. Where professional registration does not exist, membership or eligibility for practising membership of relevant peak professional body/association would be acceptable.

2. Post graduate qualifications in health services management/ equivalent experience/ willingness to work towards post graduate experience in management

3. Broad high-level clinical and operational management experience within a complex mental health environment with demonstrated experience in strategic thinking processes

4. Demonstrated, knowledge and experience in management of complex human resource and administrative matters

5. Demonstrated high level leadership skills in problem solving/negotiation and change management

6. Demonstrated experience in budgetary and financial management within allocated resources

7. Proven interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills

8. Proven skills and experience in facility and clinical service planning, patient safety and quality systems and patient flow management

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Jason Sevil on  (02) 9840 3942 or

Applications Close: 10th March 2024

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