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Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DH/MH/1640158

Reference: VG/DH/MH/1640158

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Team Manager, the Senior Policy Officer will contribute to the commissioning, performance management and reform of mental health services. The work of Team 1 is focused on the commissioning and implementation of Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services (Local Services), a flagship reform of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. Team 2 also contributes to the implementation of Local Services as well as leading the relationship, funding and performance management of a range of statewide and specialist programs. The role works collaboratively with other members of the Statewide Programs and Implementation Unit and internal and external stakeholders to deliver quality outcomes.

Are you

  • Skilled in policy design and project management with a proven track record of delivering quality outcomes?
  • Experienced at building and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders and communities?
  • An individual with superior engagement and communication skills?

Accountabilities

Operating at value range 1, you will:

  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
  • Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and inputs.
  • Managing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.
  • Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

 

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 30 June 2023

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Cherann Edwards | cherann.edwards@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)