Injury Management Consultant

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Insurance and Superannuation
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Western - Ararat
Reference: VG/1785325EH
Closing Date: 17-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 700KB)


2. Application Form WD4.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, located in Ararat.

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 are being established, based in hubs across the state, with a focus on enhancing employee's mental health, injury prevention, early intervention, and recovery and return to work support.

This newly created team offers an exciting opportunity to support Victoria Police employees. You will work on the ground in our Police Stations, travelling across the division as required to meet our people where they are located to deliver case management and return to work support in person. 

The Injury Management Consultant will provide early and ongoing case management to a regional portfolio of workers compensation claims, supporting ill and injured employees with an emphasis on mental health and wellbeing related claims. The position will work within a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on early intervention and returning injured workers to work.

Reporting to the Injury Management Team Leader, the incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders, including injured employees, their treatment providers, our WorkSafe insurance agent, and internal managers and leadership, to achieve safe and sustainable remain at work or early return to work outcomes while 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:

  • Support employees through the recovery journey, focusing on the injured workers' needs and keeping mental health and wellbeing at the forefront of your work.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the well-being of ill/injured members is the central focus of their rehabilitation and return-to-work planning.
  • Support employees to navigate the claims process, ensuring employees are accessing appropriate treatment and negotiating return to work arrangements.
  • Provide professional and expert support, supporting the coordination of the rehabilitation and recovery of the employee with a focus on early return to work outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team of health, safety and wellbeing professionals and providing injury management and workers compensation expertise to the team.
  • Provide ongoing case management, monitoring recovery and capacity to return to work including facilitating return to work planning, treater negotiation and communication with Victoria Police's Workers Compensation insurer.
  • Identify claims at risk of developing secondary psychological injuries and implement appropriate measures to support injured workers with mental health concerns back to full functional capacity.
  • Facilitate pro-active early intervention and prevention strategies as well as contributing to the upskilling of local managers to help influence/enhance stay at work outcomes.  
  • Provide 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:

  • Proven track record in effectively managing workplace injury claims and crafting return to work strategies, either through direct experience or transferable skills.
  • Expertise in handling complex mental injuries would be a significant asset.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and influencing abilities, coupled with an ability to foster relationships and interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a track record of establishing and maintaining productive working relationships in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Qualifications in Allied Health or related discipline is desirable, but not mandatory. Previous experience in injury management, vocational rehabilitation, case management, or client relationships is also beneficial.

 

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 Ararat Police Station, 77 Barkly St, Ararat
  • 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, Monday 17 June 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) 8533 1440.

 

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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