Lecturer, Workforce Development and Training

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0054520
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.4 - 0.6 FTE); Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Psychiatry
Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Lead the way in transforming mental health training and education in Victoria.
  • Empower clinicians and enhance mental health services for infants, children, youth, and families.
  • $114,645 - $136,136 p.a., plus 17% super, and benefits! 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and passionate individual to join the innovative team at Mindful - Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. As the Lecturer, Workforce Development and Training, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of mental health training in Victoria. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a capability framework and deliver evidence-informed training programs for infant, child, youth, and family mental health and wellbeing services. Join us in making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of Mindful's WDT programs through literature reviews, cross-sector training, and stakeholder consultation.
  • Support development and implementation of an evaluation program for the WDT training program that incorporates feedback from participants, services, and lived experience workforce. 
  • Assist with the development of a Workforce Capability Framework in Infant, Child, Youth and Family Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (0-25 year olds)

Who We Are Looking For

You are a collaborative team player with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team. You are motivated by the opportunity to shape mental health training, enhance services, and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

You will also have:

  • Hold a postgraduate research qualification (or working towards this) in a mental health-related field with commensurate research skills.
  • Registration as a health professional with AHPRA or other registration body (or eligibility for registration)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders (internal and external) 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Mindful – Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health“

Mindful is at the forefront of professional development training in child and adolescent mental health in Victoria. As a state-wide unit, we offer a diverse range of courses and programs that empower clinicians and professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge in this crucial field. From accredited courses like the Master of Psychiatry and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course, to specialized programs in developmental health and autism spectrum disorders, we provide comprehensive training opportunities. Our commitment to research is evident in our support for the Tuning into Kids suite of parenting interventions. Join us in making a tangible impact on the lives of young individuals and families, while expanding your own expertise in a collaborative and supportive environment. At Mindful, we value innovation, excellence, and the shared goal of improving mental health services for our communities.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 21 June 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: Position Description

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