Senior Project Officer- Lived Experience (VPSG5)

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Other

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/MH/658354

Reference: VG/DH/MH/658354

Occupation: Projects

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.


Role:- Senior Project Officer- Lived Experience


VPS Classification:- VPS 5


Salary:- $103,920 - $125,735 pa plus superannuation


Number of vacancies available:- 1 


Office Location(s):- Melbourne, CBD


Employment Type:- Ongoing -  full time or part time


Application Closes:- 11:59pm on 5th July 2022



Position Summary:

As part of the new Suicide Prevention and Response Office, the Senior Project Officer – Lived Experience will bring lived experience of suicide perspectives to the design and implementation of new programs and initiatives that respond to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System's recommendations to strengthen Victoria's suicide prevention and response efforts. This will involve leading and participating in a range of activities within the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division, representing a lived experience of suicide perspective, and advocating for and facilitating engagement with others who have a lived experience of suicide.

The role is a critical part of the response to specific recommendations from the Royal Commission, including that the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Division employs people with lived experience in multiple, substantive positions, including leadership positions.

In line with the Royal Commission's final report, lived experience of suicide includes experience of suicidal behaviour (suicidality/suicidal ideation), experience as a family member or carer of a person experiencing suicidality, or a lived experience of bereavement by suicide.

Are you

  • An experienced professional with lived experience of suicide, with a passion for improving suicide prevention and response interventions and outcomes?
  • Experienced in working and leading from a lived experience perspective?
  • A skilled communicator and collaborator with strong stakeholder management experience?
  • Experienced in influencing policies and program delivery, contributing to system change?

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.

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Eileesh Diviney | eileesh.diviney@health.vic.gov.au ph.0428348051

Senior Project Officer- Lived Experience (VPSG5)