Injury Management and Rehabilitation Consultant (VPSG4)

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Occupational Health and Safety

Reference: VG/E20002842A

Reference: VG/E20002842A

Occupation: Occupational Health and Safety

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | CBD


About the role:

As an Injury Management & Rehabilitation Consultant, your primary responsibility will be to assist Victoria Police with meeting return to work (RTW) obligations in accordance with the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.

You will support Victoria Police compliance with its RTW obligations through consultation and planning with relevant stakeholders and provision of support to ill/injured workers to safely and sustainably stay at work or return to work as soon as appropriate.

Reporting to the Injury Management Operations Manager, you will be experienced in and required to advise and assist managers to address complex work-related psychological injuries.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing advice and guidance to managers to ensure Victoria Police and employees meet return to work obligations in accordance with the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.
  • Assisting injured employees, where safe & practical to remain at work while they recover or return to work as soon as possible if they require time away.
  • Consulting and planning with injured employees, their managers and treatment providers about work capacity, treatment and suitable employment options for the duration of the 52-week obligation period and beyond where necessary.
  • Monitoring recovery of injured workers and assisting with the development and review of return-to-work arrangements by assessing and proposing options for suitable employment or pre-injury employment in consultation with key parties (employee, managers, treating health practitioners, Worksafe Agent).
  • Facilitating pro-active early intervention and prevention strategies as well as contributing to the upskilling of managers to help influence/enhance stay at work outcomes
  • Assisting with resolving any return-to-work related issues and disputes.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • At least 3 years' experience in the Victorian workers' compensation scheme, as it relates to employers' obligations in relation to return to work and how to plan a workers' return to work would be an advantage.
  • Qualifications in one or more of Occupational Rehabilitation, Personal Injury Management, Allied/Mental Health coupled with experience & understanding of contemporary workplace-based injury management practice would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and continuous improvement of workplace-based Injury & Claims Management programs within a large, complex organisational environment would be an advantage.
  • Strong judgement, communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to remain impartial while influencing and negotiating.
  • The ability to work in a team and collaboratively with all stakeholders.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • Two (2) x full-time, fixed term positions available until 30 June 2024.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 17 August 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information on this role please contact: Sarah Baxter on 0439 014 958 or via email sarah.baxter@police.vic.gov.au, or Danielle Azzato on 8335 7745 or via email on danielle.azzato@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

Injury Management and Rehabilitation Consultant (VPSG4)

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Sarah Baxter and Danielle Azzato | 0439 014 958 or 8335 7745

Injury Management and Rehabilitation Consultant (VPSG4)