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Senior Policy Adviser, Allied Health Workforce (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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: 26 April 2021

Role: Senior Policy Adviser, Allied Health Workforce (9.5 months)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Advisor is a key member of the Allied Health Workforce team.

In collaboration with the Chief Allied Health Officer - Safer Care Victoria, the Allied Health Workforce team works to support a sustainable and integrated Allied Health workforce and provides expert advice on workforce issues, emerging trends and future directions to enhance service delivery across the health sector and improve the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Key functions include:

  • Providing advice on key issues affecting Allied Health professions within the health sector,
  • Supporting the activities of the Allied Health workforce to recruit and retain highly skilled practitioners,
  • Building the capacity of Allied Health professionals and the broader workforce to respond to systems-level challenges,
  • Promoting and facilitating development and optimal utilisation of the Allied Health workforce to deliver high quality, contemporary services and innovations that best respond to community need, and
  • Enhancing visibility and understanding of the Allied Health professions and their value-add to the health system.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide authoritative advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative solutions to complex and sensitive issues based on comprehensive research.
  • Develop policy initiatives that meet government and departmental objectives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • Monitor and report on high priority issues, risks and trends and prepare and present reports, ministerial briefs, Cabinet and agency submissions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and facilitate the flow of information across the department and with key external stakeholders.
  • Maintain an understanding of Commonwealth and State legislative and policy reform directions to influence policy development.
  • Represent the department on key stakeholder committees and groups concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives and contribute to relevant committee and governance processes.
  • Continually review, provide advice and develop programs to ensure the development of Allied Health workforce that will be needed in the future.
  • 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 clients 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

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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