Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Engagement Officer, Strategic Outcomes

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.

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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.

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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 - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/483976A
Closing Date: 23-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Engagement Officer VPS5 FTFT 483976 Dec 2018.doc (Word, 176KB)
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Contact: Helen Riddell
Phone 03 9843 6262

Position Details

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Engagement Officer

Status:- Fixed Term until 21/11/2019 - Full time (76.0 Hours per fortnight)

Location:- DHHS Office 25 Ringwood st Ringwood

Salary VPS5:- $95,275 - $115,276 + Superannuation

This position supports the department's holistic approach to working with Aboriginal communities to improve health, wellbeing and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Outer Eastern Melbourne Area.

 The role provides critical cultural links with Aboriginal communities and the department to:

* Promote local stakeholder and community relationships to build partnerships that enhance wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians

* Support initiatives that improve access to culturally responsive service provision for all Aboriginal Victorians

* Provide Aboriginal cultural advice and guidance

 The role supports the implementation of the Area Aboriginal Governance Committee and Area action plan as well as assist with divisional objectives of the Aboriginal Outcomes and Engagement Unit.

 The role actively works in collaboration with the other three Area Senior Aboriginal Engagement Officers, the Manager of Aboriginal Outcomes and Engagement and other internal stakeholders in implementing departmental policy and ensuring that local needs are taken into account in policy and program development.

 Are you

 * An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with skills and experience in engaging with communities to achieve outcomes?

* Committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities?

* Able to negotiate, communicate and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders?

* Capable of leading and inspiring change?

* Able to work in complexity and support the department to deliver innovative and culturally responsive services?


For further information please contact Helen Riddel ph 03 9843 6262

Please quote position number DHHS/EED/483976

Applications Close Sunday 23rd December 2018

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.
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