Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building 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 vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/380639
Closing Date: 23-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: until 31/12/2019
Attachments: VPS4 OH&SAdviser (380639) Jan 2019 PD.docx (Word, 396KB)
Job Specification

VPS4 OH&SAdviser (380639) Jan 2019 PD.pdf (PDF, 399KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Joan McCrossin
03 9843 6059

Position Details

Number of vacancies available:

Office Location:
 Negotiable within East Division 

Position Summary:

Do you:

  • have experience in providing expert advice and support in managing health, safety & wellbeing,
  • have great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • have excellent report writing skills
  • have the ability to influence and form enduring relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • collaborate to deliver innovative solutions and ensure the best outcomes are achieved

 Are you:

  • able to handle a high work load
  • able to manage and meet deadlines
  • willing to continually contribute to the growth and success of the Health Safety & Wellbeing Team

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Advisor is responsible for advising and assisting line management to effectively manage health and safety. The OHS Advisor works with all areas of East Division by assisting with the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures in relation to health and safety to ensure that our workplaces are healthy and safe for our employees, contractors and clients.

This position plays a vital role in assisting DHHS in managing health and safety activities across the organisation


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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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