Government / Municipal
Relevant Trade Qualifications
Greater than 5 Years
Assistant Director, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Executive Officer, Band 3
3-6 months, full recruitment process to follow
Victorian State Government Opportunity
SPECIAL CONDITION - Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
The Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing branch works across the department and in partnership with Aboriginal organisations and universal services to promote and deliver lasting Aboriginal health and wellbeing outcomes and facilitate the transition to self-determination for Aboriginal organisations and communities in all that we do.
Purpose and accountability
- Working with the Director Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, provides operational leadership of the Branch including ensuring timely development and implementation of departmental plans, strategies and policies to improve the health, wellbeing and safety outcomes of Aboriginal Victorians.
- Support the Director in building, strengthening and sustaining engagement and partnership approaches between the department and Aboriginal, organisations and communities that progress principles of self-determination, co-design and collaborative effort in policy design and implementation.
- Identify emerging and high priority Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues for the department in context of the government’s Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework, in collaboration with departmental programs, Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, central agencies and the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector.
- Supporting the Director to provide high level, timely and strategic advice on a range of current and emerging national and state Aboriginal health and human services issues to the Ministers, Secretary and departmental senior staff and to other stakeholders as required.
- Improve evidence-based approaches to address Aboriginal health and human services issues through data gathering and dissemination, building policy-relevant research capacity and demonstrating thoughtful leadership.
- Prepare and present detailed, comprehensive reports, Ministerial briefs and Cabinet submissions on complex Aboriginal health and human services policy, operational and integrated response issues, as well as prepare regular and ad hoc reports and correspondence.
- Represent the department at key forums, on committees and relevant working groups ensuring that critical Aboriginal health and human services objectives and interests are promoted, building effective relationships across government and responding strategically to new government policies and initiatives.
- Build strong productive relationships within departmental divisions and regions and develop understanding of business needs and objectives to ensure Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Branch contributes to positive outcomes and increased access to services for Aboriginal clients and communities.
- Develop and sustain collaborative and productive partnerships with agencies across the health and human services sectors to advance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
- Support the Director in the leadership of the branch with a focus on effective people management, planning, budget and resource management and performance monitoring to maximise the outcomes achieved by the branch.
- Contribute to key Victorian policy development to ensure the interests of Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety are considered and addressed.
Knowledge and skills
- Leads Change: Initiates and facilitates change that produces better outcomes for clients.
- Communicates with Influence: Communicates to influence the decisions, actions and perceptions of others and approaches negotiations with a convincing and balanced rationale.
- Empathy and Cultural Awareness: Pays attention to words, expressions and body language; paraphrases messages to check understanding; shapes responses to individuals, based on a range of information they have noted; communicates well with, relates to and sees issues from the perspective of people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.
- Maintains a client focus – Is client centric and maintains a focus on client outcomes while building a strong culture revolving around client outcomes.
- Planning and organising - Experience in establishing systems and procedures to guide work and track progress, identifying processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal; and recognises actual and potential barriers and finds effective ways to resolve them.
- Relationship Building: establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; forges useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations; builds trust through consistent actions, values and communications; minimises surprises.
- Strong political acumen: demonstrates an understanding of how to operate in an ambiguous environment and know how to make things happen within this context.
- Conceptual & Analytical Ability: deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations.
Your application should include:
- A brief covering letter of not more than one page.
- A complete current resume; stating responsibilities and achievements against each role you have held.
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CLOSING MONDAY 21ST JANUARY 2019
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