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Policy Officer

NSW Ministry of Health - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Role Title: Policy Officer
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 31 March 2022, with possible extension to 30 June 2022)
Role Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8
Remuneration: $97,152 - $107,541 (pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
Hours per Week: 35 hours
Location: St Leonards
Requisition ID: REQ214154
Closing Date: Tuesday 23 February, 11.59pm

About this role
Are you passionate about health and social policy and want to make a difference for individuals, families, communities and whole populations? Do you want to be part of a team implementing a new initiative for the evolving growth area of residential aged care? We are seeking a policy officer with an interest in contributing towards the implementation and management of a new national aged care assessment service in NSW.

Where you'll be working
The Health and Social Policy Branch is part of the Strategy and Resources Division in the NSW Ministry of Health and includes five units: Aged Care; Integrated Service Response; Maternity, Child, Youth and Paediatrics; Primary and Community Care; and Priority Programs.
The Branch works in partnership with the health system, government agencies, academia and the non-government sector to develop equity-based policies and programs for the NSW health system, including where these connect with social care. The work of the Branch is strongly influenced by evidence-based and social determinants approaches and focusses on building connections and integrating care.

What you'll be doing
The Policy Officer position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of NSW Health’s delivery of the Australian Government’s National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) assessment services, from program implementation to delivery logistics and statewide reporting. The position will be the central liaison point of contact for the Australian Government and NSW Local Health Districts for all AN-ACC matters. The position will also contribute to the work of the Health and Social Policy Branch by preparing high quality written advice in the form of reports, briefs, policy, discussion papers or circulars to inform or respond to requests.

Need more information?

  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  • Please note this a temporary role, with a chance to become ongoing at grade
  • A recruitment pool may be created for future vacancies at grade

For role related queries or questions contact Toni Hazel at Toni.Hazel@health.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 9424 5928.
If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on Hana.Maalla@health.nsw.gov.au

Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)
If you do not include responses to the below questions, your application may not be considered.

1) Provide an example of where you have had to deliver/manage multiple projects or work items for multiple stakeholders, and explain your approach within the team, how you managed expectations, timeframes and complex issues (350 words).

2) Provide an example of a challenging aspect of a project you have been involved in, include the context, key actions you undertook and what you consider to be the factors that contributed to the outcome (350 words).

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia.

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia

To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: Tuesday 23 February, 11.59pm