Senior Program Adviser

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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 - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/SSD/00487605
Closing Date: 08-May-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Program Adviser - 00487605 - PD.pdf (PDF, 284KB)
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Contact: Paul Maher
(03) 8765 7553

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location: Dandenong 

Senior Program Adviser

Located within the South Division, the Senior Program Adviser supports population health, service system or area-based planning approaches, addressing departmental and divisional health priorities. This role works with organisations and internal stakeholders to implement and monitor service provision or provide expert advice or portfolio-based expertise, resolve issues and facilitate the continuous improvement of the service system for all service users. This senior role contributes to improving health and well-being services or outcomes.

This position is an opportunity for a person with excellent knowledge of departmental programs, planning and relationship management skills to ensure the development of a strong area-based or population health approach to deliver key health outcomes for the division.

Are you

  • A person with knowledge and experience of implementing health policy initiatives and program development?
  • Able to negotiate, communicate and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in the health sector?
  • A person who co-operates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals?

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.

The Department of Health and Human Services has undergone a merger. Please note, as an interim measure, for further information please review both websites: and

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