Aboriginal Clinical Standards Review Officer | Melbourne - CBD

Aboriginal Clinical Standards Review Officer

Application Close Date: 24-Jul-2017
Melbourne - CBD
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$92,253 - $111,619
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  • Fixed term, full time opportunity
  • Lead the development of a set of cultural safety standards for Victorian prison health services in a dynamic environment
  • Salary range: $92,253 - $111,619 (plus superannuation)

An exciting opportunity exists for a Aboriginal Clinical Standards and Review Officer on a fixed term basis in Justice Health.

Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons. In Victoria, health services 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 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, and Corrections Victoria, to also 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. 

The Aboriginal Clinical Standards and Review Officer will:

  • undertake a review of existing cultural safety standards within clinical settings,
  • develop a set of cultural safety standards for Victorian prison health services,
  • develop and pilot an audit tool for measuring the performance Victorian prison health services against the developed cultural safety standards,
  • provide recommendations for enhancing the cultural safety of Victorian prison health services, and
  • participate in Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing committees and working groups. 

Occasional travel to other locations within Victoria will be required.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • Experience in a highly sensitive and complex health environment.
  • Experience in the development of culturally safe work practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori community.
  • Ability to communicate and work productively with non-Aboriginal health service providers who may or may not have experience with the 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.

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.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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