Principle Project Officer, Community Services Quality and Safety Office

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/524155_524156
Closing Date: 25-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: until 29/06/2018
Attachments: 524155 - 524156 VPS 6 Principle Project Officer, CSQ&SO - Final PD.doc (Word, 956KB)

524155 - 524156 VPS 6 Principle Project Officer, CSQ&SO - Final PD.pdf (PDF, 275KB)

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Contact: Clair Coghill
03 9096 0702

Position Details

Number of vacancies available:  2 x Fixed Term Contracts until 29/06/2018

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000 

Position Summary:


Principle Project Officer, Community Services Quality and Safety Office

The Principle Project Officer, Community Services Quality and Safety Office will play a key role in establishing  the Office as a new branch within the Children, Families, Disability and Operations Division.  The Office will support new systems of systematic learning within service provider organisations and local service networks, put standards and regulation, policy and program design in touch with local learning for whole-system improvement and establish clear accountabilities across a range of system actors (including regulators and oversight authorities) for improved quality and safety of services and the system.  

You will use your highly developed stakeholder engagement skills and experience in the delivery of strategic projects to prepare department and community service sectors and workforces to embrace a new way of working to improve quality and safety of services for clients.  You will support the establishment of the Office through: the development of systems, processes, supporting frameworks and tools in consultation with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on the purpose of the Office.

Are you

  • A person who enjoys large-scale, dynamic projects involving stakeholders from across the department and the state?
  • A strategic thinker with strong policy and problem solving skills that will bring a systems perspective?
  • An excellent communicator with strong stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills?
  • Knowledgeable about the health and human services delivery system and passionate about driving system improvement?

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 view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

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