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Senior Adviser Mental Health Contracts

Department of Corrections
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Adviser Mental Health Contracts

Vacancy Number: SDNO11679
Closing Date: Monday 28 October, 11.30pm
Location: Wellington
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  • Key role in managing contracts and procurement for integrated Mental Health Services
  • Strong relationship management focus

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you committed to excellent quality and service? Do you have a “big-picture” focus with an ability to keep track of the details? Do you have a background motivating people, getting them on-side, and communicating effectively?

Health Services is responsible for the delivery of high quality primary health care services to people in prison that meet New Zealand Health sector standards and legislation. A key focus is on reducing disparities in health status in the prison population and achieving integrated care.

You will be joining a team who is passionate about improving mental health services for some of New Zealand's most vulnerable. You will be making a key contribution to the development and integration of efficient and effective systems, policies and processes to support the delivery of mental health services by frontline staff and contracted providers.

You will demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Contract and Procurement Management
  • Comprehensive stakeholder and relationship management capability
  • Experience working in a service development role
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communications
  • Understanding of the mental health sector

This is an opportunity to move your career forward. Success will come with your ability to be a strong team contributor, to balance relationships with accountability and to take a strong lead when dealing with providers and procurement processes.

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