Senior Policy Officer, Mental Health and Well-Being

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.

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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/HW/510149
Closing Date: 21-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until June 2020
Attachments: 2018-08-01 510149 Senior Policy Officer, Population Health Unit JD.pdf (PDF, 90KB)
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Contact: Rebecca Gardner
(03) 9096 0867

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1x Fixed-Term, Full-Time

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Officer in the Population Health Unit will support the delivery of mental health promotion and primary prevention approaches as part of Victoria's 10-year mental health plan. The role entails providing authoritative advice and expert direction, with a focus implementation of effective place-based suicide prevention approaches. The role also requires liaison with related areas within the branch, department and with local government, non-government organisations, researchers, industry and communities. The role reports to the Manager, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Population Health.

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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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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