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Principal Policy Adviser (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DH/MHRV/1526171

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.

Application Closes: 18 April 2021

Role: Principal Policy Adviser (until 31 Decemeber 2022)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:
The final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System sets out a comprehensive and ambitious reform agenda that the Victorian Government has committed to implementing in full. We are seeking a high-performing Principal Policy Adviser to join the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division's Programs and Performance AOD Services and Mental Health NGO's team to help us deliver on the Royal Commission's recommendations.

The Principal Policy Adviser is a key role that provides high-level advice on mental health, drugs and related matters, manages key projects in relation to these matters and develops proposals and recommendations for the consideration of senior executives and ministers.

The Principal Policy Adviser will plan and deliver complex policy initiatives, such as the introduction of Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services. In addition to planning and implementing complex, large-scale projects to deliver new service models of mental health treatment, the Principal Policy Adviser will be responsible for identifying and analysing system performance issues and bringing together evidence to develop and implement solutions to operational problems.

The Principal Policy Adviser will work hand in hand with a large group of diverse stakeholders across local communities, government, the mental health sector, lived experience and carer communities. A genuine ability to listen and be curious and creative will be critical to success in this position.

responsibilities:
Maintain an understanding of mental health and drugs and related legislation and policy impacting the department's clients and investigate and lead critical projects that develop and review legislation, policies, professional standards and operating practices that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improved consumer and carer outcomes.
Strategically design and develop the delivery of departmental objectives that impact significant localised service delivery and meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.
Undertake complex, sensitive research and investigations into mental health and drugs and related legislation and policy, including analysing the interaction between legislation, service delivery and consumer and carer outcomes.
Provide expert and authoritative advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative legislative and policy options and solutions to highly complex and sensitive issues to senior executives and ministers.
Review and report on high priority legislative and policy issues, risks and trends and prepare and present comprehensive reports, ministerial briefs and Cabinet and agency submissions on complex issues, as well as prepare regular and ad hoc briefs, letters, emails and reports.
Forge strong connections across the department, other key departments and other external stakeholders to facilitate a collaborative approach to mental health and drugs and related legislation policy development.
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.
Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact consumers and carers and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services

HOW TO APPLY:
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

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Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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