Senior Policy and Projects Officer - Aboriginal Youth Health | Melbourne - CBD
|Position Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Attachments:|| YJ1499 - Senior Policy and Projects Officer - Aboriginal Youth Health - Position Description - Jan 2021.docx (Word, 471KB)
|Application Close Date:||31-Jan-2021|
- Make a positive difference in our community
- Fixed Term, Full Time opportunity for 24 months
- Salary $101,120 - $122,348 plus superannuation
Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) responsible for health, mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in Victoria's prisons and Youth Justice centres. Justice Health is also responsible for the delivery of rehabilitation services across the Youth Justice custodial and community system. Justice Health sets the standards for the delivery of these services, monitors service delivery, and manages contracts with service providers for public prisons and Youth Justice.
Justice Health works in partnership with the Aboriginal community, under the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities through active participation in the Aboriginal Justice Forum and associated Collaborative Working Groups.
About the role
Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Senior Policy and Projects Officer – Aboriginal Youth Health will have responsibility for working in partnership with the Aboriginal community to:
- develop a range of policies underpinned by self-determination approaches to support the delivery of health, mental health and rehabilitation services for Aboriginal young people in Youth Justice custody
- develop an Aboriginal community led and delivered suite of cultural strengthening programs which addresses Aboriginal young people's needs and offending behaviour
- provide recommendations for developing a targeted offence-specific program for Aboriginal young people
- facilitate project management, including leading the development of the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing plan, including participating in committees and working groups.
- provide policy advice on health, mental health and rehabilitation issues to support Justice Health, DJCS and the Minister.
We are seeking a motivated individual with a solid research and policy background, and a strong interest in Aboriginal health and wellbeing. The right candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong understanding of health and/or mental health issues as they relate to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
In addition, as our ideal candidate, you will have:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, society and culture and the issues impacting on these.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
- Ability to develop high quality and timely policy advice within a highly sensitive and complex environment.
- Ability to communicate and work productively with non-Aboriginal health service providers who may or may not have experience with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.
This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process.
The Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.
How to apply
Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.