Principal Project Adviser, Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/140899
Closing Date: 29-May-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-05-08 140899 VPSG6 Principal Project Adviser PD .doc (Word, 134KB)

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Contact: Jacqueline McGowan-Jones
03 9096 5836

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x ongoing role

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary:


The Principal Project Adviser is a senior position within the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Branch, as part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Department of Health and Human Services. The position will provide leadership on policy and matters of strategic importance to promote government directions and actions on improving outcomes in Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. This will include supporting the implementation of Balit Murrup.

Are you                                           

  • Able to demonstrate experience working with Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander communities?
  • Committed to driving change in Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing and mental health?
  • Experienced in translating stakeholder engagement into policy change and system transformation?


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

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