Senior Policy Adviser, Lived Experience, Engagement and Integration

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HSPC/507120
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 2017-06-09 HSPC 507120 VPS 5 Senior Policy Adviser, Lived Experience, PD FINAL.doc (Word, 921KB)

2017-06-09 HSPC 507120 VPS 5 Senior Policy Adviser, Lived Experience, PD FINAL.pdf (PDF, 157KB)

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Contact: Danilo Di Giacomo
03 9096 8288

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Adviser, Lived Experience, Engagement and Integration advises on consumer and carer engagement issues within the department for the mental health portfolio.  The role leads initiatives to enhance the voice of consumers and carers in system improvement, policy development and sector and community engagement more broadly.  A key focus is stakeholder engagement with mental health peak bodies, consumers and carers.  Within the broader System Policy and Integration Unit, the role also undertakes critical projects that develop and review policies, and identify opportunities for system reform to enhance service delivery, improved client outcomes and service integration.

Do you have

  • A commitment to consumer and carer participation in the mental health sector and a capacity to work effectively with people with lived experience?
  • Strong public policy and project management skills related to work to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians?
  • An adaptable and innovative approach to developing policy options and influencing others to achieve change?
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills?


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, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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