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Executive Level 1 - Assistant Director, Aged Care Section

National Health Funding Body - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Job Reference Number 21-HGNDIV-7614

Classification Executive Level 1

Job Title Assistant Director (several positions)

Division Health Grants and Network Division

Branch NT/QLD Branch

Section Aged Care Section

Location Brisbane, QLD

Status Ongoing

Employment type Full-time

Salary Range $104,562 - $119,255

Desirable Experience An understanding of the aged care system and the Aged Care
Act 1997 is highly desirable.

Contact Officer Name: Kerri-Anne Reeves
Phone: 07 3360 2802
Email: kerri-anne.reeves@health.gov.au


To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an
Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a
variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:

Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,
and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.

Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities

The Health Grants and Network Division (HGND) incorporates staff in all State and Territory

offices and in National Office and is responsible for local implementation of a range of

Australian Government health and aged care programs. HGND has a key role in delivering

programs and services, while managing relationships and partnerships with key internal and

external stakeholders. The Division contributes to policy and program development, review

and evaluation of health and aged care programs.

Branch Responsibilities

The State and Territory offices are responsible for local implementation of a range of

Australian Government health and aged care programs. Each State Office has a key role in

delivering programs and services, while managing relationships and partnerships with key

internal and external stakeholders.

Section Responsibilities

The Queensland Office of the HGND works collaboratively with the other state and territory

offices as well as policy, program, regulatory and corporate areas of the Department to

achieve the Government’s priorities. This recruitment activity will be used to fill vacancies in

the Aged Care section of the Queensland office.

The section works with approved providers and policy areas to ensure effective

management of aged care programs under the Aged Care Act 1997, including residential,

home and flexible care and the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) review program. It also

undertakes core activities of representation, stakeholder and community engagement,

emergency management and assistance in policy development, program design and

evaluation. The section also responds to COVID-19 outbreaks, working across jurisdictions.

Key Responsibilities

Lead, manage and provide direction to a team that has multiple functions across a

range of program areas.

Build, foster and manage relationships with key stakeholders.

Represent the Department at various stakeholder engagement activities, including

with consumers, service providers, state governments and other Commonwealth


Think strategically and display sound judgement in challenging environments to

negotiate and influence outcomes.

Support the Policy Program Divisions (PPDs) in meeting program and policy funding


Key Capabilities

Strong leadership with the ability to build capability and provide support to staff in

an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty.

Strong management skills including the ability to organise work activities and

complete tasks within timeframes and set parameters.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of

stakeholders to achieve outcomes and to represent the department across a range

of different fora.

Well-developed analytical, planning and problem solving skills including the ability to

understand and apply legislation, identify risk and formulate strategies to resolve

complex issues.

Ability to work independently, within an environment of change.

Desirable Experience

An understanding of the aged care system and the Aged Care Act 1997 is highly desirable.

Application Response (Single page application)

Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have

the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as

part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and

key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a

font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not

be considered.

Work Environment Description

Responsibilities – As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at
work, a worker must:

Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety

Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons

Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act

Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers

Complete all WHS related induction and training
Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section

Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods No

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg Yes

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

Description Requirement Additional Information

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive Yes

Movements in short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes

shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other No

staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No

building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre No


19. Works in a customer service No


Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No

protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour No


25. Work with energetics and No


26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause

dermatological conditions

Description Requirement Additional Information

27. Exposure to extreme No


28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No


30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs Yes

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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