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Aps Level 6 Policy/program Officers, Ageing & Aged Care Group

National Health Funding Body - Barton, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-ACQRDIV-8141

Classification APS Level 6

Job Title Policy/Program Officers, Ageing & Aged Care Group

Division Aged Care Quality Reform Division; Ageing and Aged Care Strategic
Policy Division; In Home Aged Care Division; Residential and Flexible
Aged Care Division

Branch Various

Section Various

Location Woden, ACT

Status Ongoing & Non-ongoing (Up to 12 months initially)

Employment type Full-time & Part-time

Salary Range $85,088 to $95,993

Contact Officer Name: Stephanie Kaiser
Phone: 02 6289 1219
Email: stephanie.kaiser@health.gov.au

Eligibility
  • 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 required).
Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities
Aged Care Quality Reform Division

  • Supports the provision of quality care for older Australians through policy development and
implementation, collaboration with the aged care sector and consumers, as well as capacity

building and awareness raising activities.

  • Leads and shapes Australia’s aged care system through evidence-based policy, well-targeted
innovative programs and the effective delivery of reforms.

  • Our Branches provide leadership in:
o responding to the recommendations of the Royal Commission,

o designing and implementing aged care quality and safety and workforce reforms

that focus on consumer outcomes and harmonisation with comparable systems; and

o Leading the response to COVID-19 impacts on aged care.

Ageing and Aged Care Strategic Policy Division

  • Supporting the Department and Government to lead and shape reform of Australia’s aged
care system through our response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and

Safety.

  • Leading the aged care Budget strategy.
  • Developing evidence-based policy to build more sustainable ageing policy and an aged care
system better tailored to the needs and expectations of older Australians.

  • Providing of aged care portfolio oversight and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Driving initiatives to improve outcomes for senior Australians as they age.
In Home Aged Care Division

In home Aged Care Division Is responsible for access to the aged care system and aged care services

in the home. Responsibilities of the Division include:
  • the policy and operation of My Aged Care; oversight of aged care assessment services;
  • program management and policy responsibility for the Home Care Packages program; and
  • Program management and policy responsibility for the Commonwealth Home Support
Programme and younger people in residential aged care.

The Division also has policy responsibility for reform of in home aged care policy and assessment

delivery.

Residential and Flexible Aged Care Division

  • Supporting the aged care system respond to the threats posed by COVID-19, through
development and implementation of policies and programs which are targeted at protecting

the welfare of vulnerable senior Australians.

  • Supporting an ambitious reform agenda resulting from past reviews into the system, budget
decisions and the ongoing Royal Commission.

  • Managing the operations of the residential and flexible aged care system - funding, places
management, viability monitoring, restorative care programs and capital - to address

current and future requirements while reform is contemplated and implemented.

  • Managing, assessing and delivering a number of aged care grant programs.
  • Deliver targeted support to build a financially sustainable sector with a reduced need for
government crisis support.

  • Developing policies and programs to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and
people wherever they live.

Branch Responsibilities
The positions will be across various Branches in relevant Divisions.

Section Responsibilities
The positions will be across various sections in relevant Divisions.

Key Responsibilities
We are seeking highly motivated individuals to fill a number of policy and program positions. Key

responsibilities for these roles include:
  • Drafting and coordinating a range of documents for the Executive, Minister and
stakeholders, including briefs, correspondence and minutes.

  • Supporting effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including
engaging with aged care providers.

  • Contributing to development or implementation of policy reform, including for example:
o interpreting and analysing information/data from a variety of sources to inform

policy direction

o undertaking procurement and grant opportunity processes

o evaluating and reviewing policy and/or program effectiveness

o taking responsibility for various tasks to support the relevant section to achieve its

goals.

Key Capabilities

Key capabilities for these roles include:
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate information coherently and concisely to a range of
audiences using both written and oral communication.

  • Demonstrated skills in time management and an ability to show initiative and successfully
manage competing priorities and projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to take personal responsibility to progress work, and contribute to
team performance, productivity and accountability for outcomes.

  • Capacity to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Relationship management skills and a demonstrated ability to support productive working
relationships.

Desirable Experience
  • Understanding of the issues affecting Australia’s aged care system or ability to develop this
understanding quickly.

  • Experience in policy development, policy implementation or program or project
management is desirable, but not required.

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

Administrative

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 No

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive Movements in No

short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards shared Yes

goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other staff No

(remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large building No

or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre environment No

19. Works in a customer service No

environment

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)

Description Requirement Additional Information

24. Requirement for full Colour vision No

25. Work with energetics and explosives No

26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause dermatological

conditions

27. Exposure to extreme temperatures No

28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising radiation No

30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No

Travel

34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs No

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No