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Gazetted Vacancy - Aps Level 6 - Team Leaders - Health Grants Branch - Tasmania

Department of Social Services - Greenway, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Ongoing & Non-ongoing Hobart, Tasmania
APS 6 $85,137 - $95,695
Paul Levett 03 62139368

About the Stream, Group or Branch:
The Community Grants Hub (the Hub) administers community-based grants on behalf of Australian Government departments, agencies and organisations.

It is responsible for:
  • administrating grant programs on behalf of the accountable policy branch / client agency, consistent with Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines 2017
  • representing the department at the State / Local level including gathering intelligence to provide back to policy owners.
The Health Grants Branch is part of the Community Grants Hub Group and forms the service delivery arm of our business.

The role of state and territory offices is to:
  • professionally manage grants, administered procurement and regulation, including risk monitoring and service provider relationship management
  • gather and analyse local and place-based intelligence to improve program design and service delivery
  • ensure grant, contracts and services are implemented on time, to budget and in accordance with policy frameworks to help achieve expected outcomes for service recipients
  • undertake compliance activities including where necessary investigating and reviewing complaints and service provider performance
  • represent the Department of Social Services (DSS) in local jurisdictions.
The Health Grants Branch works collaboratively with the other state and territory offices as well as policy, program, regulatory and corporate areas across a range of government agencies to achieve the Government’s priorities.

Position Description:
A Team Leader position is available in the National Aged Care Grants Team in the Tasmanian State Office. However, this recruitment process may be used to fill future Team Leader positions across the Tasmanian State Office.

There are three teams in the Tasmanian Office, the Capital Centralised Performance Team, National Aged Care Grants Team and the CHSP Delivery Lead and Regional Performance Team.
The teams work across diverse program areas including Capital Infrastructure, Indigenous and Aged Care.

The team leader roles, reporting to an EL1 manager, will be responsible for the supervision of small teams (2-5 direct reports) driving both operational outcomes and people management in the Tasmanian Health Branch. Depending on team sizes, team leaders may also manage a small case load.

Key Job Duties:
  • supervise a team, implementing work plans for the work area including setting priorities, managing work flow and resources
  • manage and monitor staff performance, including individual performance expectations and development needs
  • work collaboratively to manage funding arrangements, seek opportunities to improve service provider performance and system processes
  • coordinate provider risk assessment and risk management activities in line with frameworks
  • support the management of complex and/or higher risk service agreements, and ensure compliance and escalation of sensitive issues
  • manage relationships with stakeholders to achieve work area and agency goals
  • represent the agency at community and cross-agency levels
  • build and share information and local intelligence and maintain working relationships within the Hub and the department nationally
  • identify possible solutions to complex issues and provide clear and accurate advice to senior staff.
Key Job Capabilities:
  • initiates and develops team goals, strategies and work plans.
  • effectively uses individual and team capabilities to achieve timely and quality outcomes.
  • works collaboratively, responding in a positive and flexible manner to change and uncertainty.
  • communicates clearly and confidently selecting the most appropriate medium for conveying information.
  • ability to undertake analysis, make sound judgements, problem solve and make decisions.
Eligibility / Additional Requirements:
This recruitment process is being used to fill current and future ongoing and non-ongoing vacancies. A merit pool of suitable applicants will be created which may be used to fill future vacancies should they become available over the next 12 months. Non-ongoing vacancies will be offered for a period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (up to a total period of 3 years). Some of these non-ongoing vacancies may become ongoing in the next 12 months. Should a position become ongoing then the merit pool established through this selection process may be used to fill the vacancy on an ongoing basis.

To be eligible for employment with Department of Social Services (the department), you must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with the Department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This will include an identity and criminal history background check.

Eligibility to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance:
The suitable applicant must also obtain and maintain a security clearance conducted by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).

Applicants also must be able to establish their background as checkable to be considered eligible for a security clearance. Any gaps or periods of time spent overseas for 12 or more months (cumulative) that cannot be verified by an Australian referee is deemed uncheckable, rendering the applicant ineligible for a security clearance. Background history must cover 5 / 10 years (Baseline / Negative Vet 1 or Negative Vet 2) of employment, education, residential, criminal history and anything else specified by the AGSVA. The suitable applicant must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information to fulfil this process.

Type / Length of Vacancy: Ongoing & Non-ongoing

Contact Officer Name: Paul Levett

Contact Officer Phone: 03 62139368

Contact Officer Email: Paul.Levett@dss.gov.au

Application Closing Date: 15-Apr-2021

Greenway, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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