Learning & Development Specialist - Mental Health

CBD & Inner Suburbs
Human Resources & Recruitment
Training & Development
Full time
Posted 27d ago
About the Company
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Our core work is to develop MHFA courses, and train Instructors to deliver these courses to their communities or workplaces. MHFA courses are delivered across Australia and internationally.
MHFA courses teach members of the public how to provide initial help to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
Job Summary
We are seeking an experienced Learning and Development Specialist to join our high performing learning and development team of professionals to develop content for Mental Health First Aid Courses. You will be a knowledgeable self-starter who has an interest in increasing public knowledge on mental health literacy using an evidence-based approach. You will have expertise in writing and producing learning content to be delivered through a range of channels (face-face and online using video-technology and eLearning) for diverse population groups.

Under the direction of the Curriculum manager you will cover a broad remit including but not limited to:  
  • Quality assessments of all learning content and ensuring that all learning needs have been met and appropriate design skills have been utilised.
  • Production of innovative and engaging learning content for Mental Health First Aid’s core and specialised programs using various formats including digital whilst ensuring application of contemporary learning and development practices.
  • Effectively translate research and evaluation into suitable materials to support our training courses and activities.
  • Employ project management methodologies to scope and develop learning activities to agree outcomes, ensuring quality, innovation and timelines are met.
  • Continuously contribute to research projects related to specialised MHFA courses to ensure you are employing best practice strategies in first aid and can accurately assess the effectiveness of first aid for specific mental health problems.
  • Regularly engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to share knowledge and develop program material.
About You
The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate:  
  • 5 years’ experience in the development and delivery of adult education materials
  • Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant allied health discipline/mental health or education or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and reviewing clinical content and evidence-based information for the improvement of course materials, manuals, and resources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to influence and effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders.
  • Highly organised and able to effectively manage multiple initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing and producing learning content through a broad range of channels for a diverse workforce.
  • Strong stakeholder management and demonstrate the ability to develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Be a team player with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Unrestricted work permit or visa
  • Clinical background desirable but not essential
Want to Apply?
If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the role.
Appointment to the Mental Health First Aid is subject to a national police check.

Applications will close on Friday the 22nd of October 2021 at 5pm AEST

For further information or queries please email Danielle at jobs@mhfa.com.au

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