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February

Aboriginal Team Leader, Ccom (Vpsg5)

Department of Health and Human Services - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Application Closes: 18th February 2021

Role: Aboriginal Team Leader, CCOM

Number of vacancies available: 2

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

This Team Leader position will oversee the passage of data and information from the Case and Contact Tracing team, including the receipt and processing of information relating to contact tracing and case management and have operational responsibility for information management across team and leadership group. This includes monitoring the quality of data and leading a team to adhere to data quality standards while escalating advice and information requests from the case and contact tracing team to inform decision making of senior leadership. This role will work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Are you:

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?
  • A good people manager?
  • Experienced in public health and communicable disease control?
  • Able to work with limited supervision, managing your time?

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate a team of staff in the outbreak management team.
  • Effectively supervise and provide leadership to a team of employees by:
    • modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values
    • supporting individuals to achieve their potential while maximising their contribution to achieve their goals and outcomes
    • where relevant, support specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility
    • building and maintaining positive relationships with peers and stakeholders across the organisation.
  • Manage, interpret and apply business plans and policies in own area of responsibility and provide advice to others on design and implementation issues.
  • Resolve operational problems and issues being experienced by team members.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Coordinate outbreak response and maintain data and information standards in line with case and contact management guidelines.
  • Support and manage escalated advice and information requests from case and contact tracing team and provide recommended adjustments to case and contact workflows to sector lead.
  • Provide cultural expertise for contact tracing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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ONLY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT UNDER THE SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION OF S12(1) OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT (VIC).

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 pre-employment screening processes. Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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