Senior Project Officer - Change Management

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/CFDO/522534
Closing Date: 22-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS-5 Senior project Officer 522534 (Feb 2018).docx (Word, 187KB)
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Contact: Colleen Clark
Ph: 9096 8412

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Position Summary:

The Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service (DFATS) is looking for a motivated and experienced senior project officer to drive the implementation of a significant service improvement change agenda.


In this role you will be required to undertake specific projects to facilitate the delivery of a change program that includes implementing a new Clinical Governance Framework, a new Model of Treatment and Care, and new a data reporting regime.


You will be operating in a complex and demanding environment, and will need to liaise effectively with staff across the service, build positive relationships with key people and operate with a high level of professionalism, initiative and collaboration.


Are you


  • Experienced in achieving short term project time lines?
  • Interested in working to improve client outcomes and increase client safety?
  • Able to work effectively across government business units to identify effective solutions to service requirements?


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.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
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