Health Services Contract Manager

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please contact the contact person listed on this advertisement.

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ0814
Closing Date: 07-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: 30 months
Attachments: PD - Health Service Contract Manager.doc (Word, 862KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Rebecca Redpath
0418 392 928

Position Details

  • Lead major service contracts 
  • VPS6 - 30 Month Fixed Term Contract 
  • Optimise performance outcomes 

Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice & Regulation responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons. In Victoria, health services to persons in prisons are contracted to health service providers and Justice Health contract manages the health service providers in public prisons. 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 responsible for facilitating an integrated approach to health service planning and service delivery, leading health prevention and promotion activities, and facilitating the release of health information to community health care providers, legal representatives and individuals.  

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 (with particular focus on the health, mental health and AOD needs) and that mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services are provided to offenders on community based orders or parole. 

Justice Health is also responsible for overseeing contractual and service delivery of Youth Justice health and rehabilitation services. These services include: 

  • health and rehabilitation services to children and young people detained in Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts 
  • rehabilitation services to young people residing in the community who are sentenced and under the supervision of Youth Justice on community-based orders.

Services Contracts Managers in Justice Health are responsible for the leadership and management of a range of major and complex health service contracts for services to persons in public prisons and children and young persons in Youth Justice facilities and in the community. The health service contracts are high value, high risk service delivery, commercially complex contracts that include pass through costs, a variety of funding / contract payment formulas and abatement clauses. The Health Services Contracts Manager will monitor health contract compliance, conduct regular meetings with contractors and stakeholders to ensure the maintenance of service delivery and lead commercial negotiations with service providers. The Health Services Contracts Manager is required to liaise closely with other areas of Department of Justice & Regulation. Occasional travel within Victoria may be required. 

The Health Services Contracts Managers are each responsible for a portfolio of contracts/service agreements to manage across the public prisons and youth justice services. The allocation of portfolios may change over time to meet the needs of the business. 

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual with a passion for working collaboratively with service providers to drive service excellence.

Applications close midnight, Thursday 7 June 2018


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.

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