Aboriginal Clinical Governance Officer

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/YJ1178A
Closing Date: 04-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: YJ1178 Aboriginal Clinical Governance Officer PD.docx (Word, 125KB)

Contact: Erica Flentje
(03) 9947 1638

Position Details

  • Lead the development and implementation of cultural safety standards for Victorian prison health services in a dynamic environment
  • Salary range: $95,275 - $115,276 increasing by 1.75% Jan 2019 (plus superannuation)
  • CBD Location

The Department

This role represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to improving the cultural safety of health services within the Victorian prison system from within Justice Health.

Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation, responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons and health and rehabilitation services in youth justice centres. 

Justice Health sets the policy and standards for health care in all Victorian prisons and monitors and reviews the performance of health service providers. Justice Health is also responsible for facilitating an integrated approach to health service planning and service delivery.  In addition Justice Health works in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, and Corrections Victoria, to ensure the effective transition of prisoners back to the community from prison.

The Health Justice department, in consultation with other government and community stakeholders, developed an Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing plan as a part of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement.  The plan recognises the fundamental role of culture, community and spirituality for the wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander prisoners. Through this plan, cultural safety standards have been developed for all prison health service providers.


We are looking for an exceptional person to join our dynamic Clinical Governance Team to work with a wide range of stakeholders and drive the implementation of Aboriginal cultural safety standards within prison health services. Reporting directly to the General Manager, the successful incumbent will be primarily responsible for the implementation, monitoring and review of performance against cultural safety standards across adult and youth institutions.

The Aboriginal Clinical Standards and Review Officer will:

  • play a key role in the Clinical Governance Team focusing on ensuring health services are working to the Aboriginal clinical health standards
  • conduct regular audits designed to measure the performance of Victorian prison health services against the developed cultural safety standards
  • provide recommendations for the enhancement of Victorian prison health services,
  • participate in Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing committees and working groups
  • contribute to the development of an Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing strategy for youth justice.      

Occasional travel to other locations within Victoria will be required.


As the successful candidate, you will be required to demonstrate the following.

  • An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori community.
  • Prior experience communicating and working productively with non-Aboriginal health service providers who may or may not have experience with the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Partial or current AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Experience in a highly sensitive and complex health environment

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached. 

What's on Offer

  • Whilst this role is a 12 month fixed term contract the successful incumbent will still enjoy full array of opportunities for career progression across the department.
  • Competitive salaries, generous leave entitlements, including annual leave loading, salary sacrifice and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Professional development; including support and training tailored towards your goals

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Applications for this role close midnight 4th January 2019


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