Injury Management Consultant

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Ballarat - Central Highlands
Reference: VG/1785324E1
Closing Date: 28-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 700KB)


2. Application Form WD3.docx (Word, 636KB)


Contact: Kim Dunne, Injury Management Lead
0476 790 368 or kim.dunne@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

An opportunity for one (1) x Injury Management Consultant to be part of our Health and Wellbeing Hub for the Western Region Hub located in Ballarat.

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is the single most significant investment in the health, safety, and wellbeing of Victoria Police employees to prevent and respond to work related injuries. Six multi-disciplinary teams, based in hubs across the state are being established, enhancing employee's mental health, injury prevention, early intervention, and recovery support. This newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to support Victoria Police employees.

The Injury Management and Rehabilitation Consultant will provide early and ongoing management to support ill and injured employees, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements. The position will work closely and collaboratively with local managers, employees and in consultation with all stakeholders, to achieve a safe and sustainable remain at work or early return to work outcomes.

Reporting to the Injury Management Team Leader you will manage a portfolio of claims for the Region, ensuring best practice in claims management and return to work practise.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

 

Your duties will include:

  • Provide professional and expert support, focusing on the rehabilitation and recovery of the employee with a focus on early return outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team of health, safety and wellbeing professionals and providing injury management expertise to the team.
  • Provide ongoing support to monitor the progress of ill/injured workers' recovery and capacity to return to work including facilitating return to work planning, treater negotiation and communication with Victoria Police's Workers Compensation insurer.
  • Facilitating pro-active early intervention and prevention strategies as well as contributing to the upskilling of managers to help influence/enhance stay at work outcomes.  
  • Providing advice and guidance to managers to ensure Victoria Police and employees meet return to work obligations in accordance with the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013. 

 

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in workplace injury management and return to work planning, in a similar role or demonstrated transferable skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of complex mental injuries would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other members in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills and ability to build relationships and engage with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in injury management / vocational rehabilitation/ case management is highly desirable.
  • Qualifications in an allied health or associated discipline is highly desirable.

 

What we can offer you:

As an employee of Victoria Police, you will have access to a range of benefits. Some of the benefits available include:

  • Competitive salary including annual leave loading under the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement.
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave.
  • Opportunity to purchase leave.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Employee Assistance Program and a range of internal services to support you.
  • Salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease.

 

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Ballarat Police Station, 20 Dana St, Ballarat Central
  • This position requires regular travel, applicants must hold a current Driver's Licence.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

 

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

 

Applications close midnight, Sunday 28 April 2024.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact Kim Dunne, Injury Management Lead on 0476 790 368 or kim.dunne@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8082.

 

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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