Senior Adviser, Agency Performance & System Support BMA

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Job Details

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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 - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/0540282
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until 27.8.2019
Attachments: WD540282 Senior Adviser VPS5 PD.doc (Word, 980KB)
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WD540282 Senior Adviser VPS5 PD.pdf (PDF, 292KB)
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Contact: Helga Jennings
9229 4119

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 16-18 Hertford Road, Sunshine 

Position Summary:


The Department of Health and Human Services is facilitation a place-based response to strengthen youth and community engagement in Melton, Brimbank and Wyndham.

Working in partnership with the community, the department is establishing a Community Support Groups (CSG) to provide a coordinated approach to program delivery to enhance collaboration, referrals and service delivery across a suite of programs to better support South Sudanese your people and their families.

This position, based Brimbank Melton Area will provide outreach support to West Melbourne Area, will play a key role in working with two auspice agencies that have been selected to manage the SCG and the programs and services to be delivered. The position will also be responsible for working with government agencies, local councils and other organisation at the local area level to support and complement the work of the CSGs and will assist the auspice agencies to address priority issues.

The position will work closely with the Office for Youth (OFY), the central coordination unit for CSGs across the state to ensure that overarching strategies, procedures and practices are delivered at the local area level in terms of the operation of the CSGs Meeting with and reporting on progress to OFY will be required on a regular basis.

Are you:

  • A person with knowledge and experience in prevention and community development approaches in new and emerging communities?
  • Able to negotiate, communicate and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders?
  • A Strategic thinker who is capable of managing change and developing innovative solution?


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:

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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