Senior Project Officer, Project Lead Mental Health (VPSG5)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 1 November 2023

Organisation: Safer Care Victoria

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/SCV/1565856

Reference: VG/DH/SCV/1565856

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Organisational environment

Our aim is to ensure outstanding healthcare for all Victorians. Always. Safer Care Victoria will work to enable all health services to deliver safe, high quality care and experiences for patients, carers and staff.
  • We challenge the norm
  • We accept nothing less than excellence
  • We tell it like it is
  • We are one team
  • We bring our whole selves
  • Agency

    Safer Care Victoria was established in January 2017 to ensure our health services are providing safe, high-quality care to patients: every time, everywhere. As well as monitoring the standards of care provided, Safer Care Victoria is partnering with patients, clinicians and health service managers to support the continuous improvement of health care.


    We are seeking people with a passion for improving mental healthcare for Victorians and want to join an exciting new team in Safer Care Victoria. The Senior Project Officer, Project Lead Mental Health will contribute to the planning, design and delivery of large-scale mental health improvement initiatives focusing on the priorities identified by the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. You will be working in a dynamic team, partnering with Victoria's mental health and wellbeing services to support quality improvement towards agreed aims.

    This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate and grow your skills and knowledge in engagement and quality improvement.


    1. Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet agency objectives including:

    (A)    Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.

    (B)    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. 

    (C)   Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure agency objectives are met.

    1. Provide advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
    2. Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
    3. Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 
    4. Responsible for the delivery of large-scale improvement collaboratives with support from the improvement branch.
    5. 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.

    For full list of responsibilities please refer to the Position Description. 


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

    Please note: 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 a 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 Project Officer, Project Lead Mental Health (VPSG5)

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    Full time / 1 November 2023

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    Garth Ebelthite | Garth.Ebelthite@safercare.vic.gov.au

    Senior Project Officer, Project Lead Mental Health (VPSG5)