Project Support Officer, Aboriginal Strategy and Governance

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 all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1799669
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 719270-VPS-3- Project Officer-Aboriginal Strategy and Governance.pdf (PDF, 129KB)


719270-VPS-3- Project Officer-Aboriginal Strategy and Governance.docx (Word, 62KB)


Contact: Craig Taylor
craig.taylor@health.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role: 

The Project Support Officer supports the Aboriginal Strategy and Governance team with guidance and support from the manager to achieve a strategic view ensuring connection and line of sight across all tiers of government. The Project Support Officer will ensure coordination, collaboration and reduction of duplication in the delivery of Aboriginal health and wellbeing priorities. 

Attention to detail and teamwork underpins success in this role as well as demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively.

The role provides wide-ranging administrative, secretariat and support functions.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

How you'll make a difference:

  • Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions.
  • Undertake project work as requested by the Management Aboriginal Strategy and Governance.
  • Support the full lifecycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including project development and delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with the ability to meet deadlines while working in pressured situations.
  • Cultural Knowledge and expertise including the ability to identify emerging issues, trends and potential risks that impact upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of working with Aboriginal organisations and Aboriginal community.

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Description on the Careers.vic website. 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

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. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

 


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