Senior Project Officer | Melbourne - CBD

Senior Project Officer

Application Close Date: 26-Jul-2018
Melbourne - CBD
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$95,275 - $115,276
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  • An opportunity to do meaningful work that will deliver significant impact to the community 
  • VPSG 5, Fixed Term, Full time position (13 months)  

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Project Officer in Justice Health within the Department of Justice & Regulation. 

Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice & Regulation responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons and young people detained in youth justice precincts.  In Victoria, health services provided to these persons are contracted to health service providers and Justice Health contract manages these providers in public prisons and youth justice precincts. Justice Health sets the policy and standards for health care in all Victorian prisons and youth justice precincts 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, 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 (DHHS) and Corrections Victoria to also ensure the effective transition of prisoners and young people in detention back to the community from prison and youth detention (with particular focus on their health, mental health and alcohol and other drug needs) and that mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services are provided to offenders on community based orders or parole. Justice Health sets the policy and standards for health care in all Victorian prisons and youth justice precincts and monitors and reviews the performance of health service providers. 

We are seeking to employ an engaged and resourceful Senior Project Officer to work within a small team and is required to provide authoritative advice on a range of issues related to the delivery of mental health services to adults and young people within the criminal justice system. The role will include engaging with a range of stakeholders, analysing policies to support the delivery of contemporary based mental health services and articulating advice within the team, the department, DHHS and to the relevant Ministerial offices.   

The Mental Health Services and Projects team is responsible for a range of initiatives relevant to both adult and young offenders. This team works collaboratively with Corrections Victoria, Youth Justice and DHHS to develop and implement strategies to improve the mental health outcomes for adults and young people in the criminal justice system.

To be successful you will have: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health service delivery in the community
  • Demonstrated experience in the management or development of policy related to health and mental health treatment services 
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating lasting relationships and partners stakeholders to broker shared solutions  

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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