Manager – Phoenix Centre

Liliane Tolentino

  • Are you an experienced mental health practitioner looking to make a new career in a NFP community organisation?
  • Do you have an interest in supporting survivors of trauma who have been displaced from their country?
  • Do you want to work with a supportive and flexible employer who genuinely cares about you?

If you answered YES to these questions then this could be the position for you!

We are searching for a specialist mental health practitioner to lead our amazing team of qualified and experienced counsellors and program officers in our Phoenix Centre Program.

The Phoenix Centre Program provides a range of therapeutic and individual mental health supports, prevention and early intervention, specialist trauma support and capacity building activities to people from a CALD background. It’s not an easy job, but the results we see in the people accessing our supports are inspiring and that brings a special kind of satisfaction – wouldn’t you agree?

We want someone who shares our values, has a ‘can-do’ attitude, believes in a social justice approach to service design and delivery, and is passionate about making a positive difference for people within our multicultural communities.

You will bring:

  • Qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Community Development or similar;
  • Program management experience with skills in leading and coaching teams;
  • Experience working within quality and safety frameworks and National standards for mental health; and
  • An inclusive and compassionate approach to working with people, demonstrating respect for the different cultural diversities within our organisation and clients.

This is a full time position and can be based in either Launceston or Hobart, with the requirement to travel between the locations on a regular basis.

The salary is between $110,000 and $115,000 per year plus salary packaging to reduce your taxable income. We offer professional supervision, a supportive workplace with flexible work arrangements, professional and career development opportunities, and additional leave days.

Does this opportunity sound interesting? For a confidential discussion about the role or to obtain a position description, please contact Liliane on 0467 297 725 or email

MRC Tas is committed to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. This is reflected in our robust policies and procedures. Children and young people’s rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or who are impacted by our work. All staff, volunteers, contractors and clients are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which is consistent with the Tasmanian Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework.

MRC Tas values diversity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from under-represented groups, including people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, LGBTIQA+ people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged and supported.