Aboriginal Clinical Governance Officer | Melbourne - CBD

Aboriginal Clinical Governance Officer

Application Close Date: 12-Jul-2020
Melbourne - CBD
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$98,396 - $119,052
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  • Salary range $98,396 - $119,052 plus superannuation
  • 2 year full-time, fixed term opportunity
  • Health service planning and service delivery


Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons. In Victoria, health services in prisons are contracted to health service providers and Justice Health manages contracts with 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.

Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, and Corrections Victoria, Justice Health works to 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.

Also responsible for Youth Justice health and rehabilitation services, Justice Health oversees the contractual and service delivery of these services including:

  • Health and rehabilitation services to children and young people detained in Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts.
  • Rehabilitation services to young people residing in the community who are sentenced and under the supervision of Youth Justice on community-based orders.

About the role:

As the Aboriginal Clinical Governance Officer, you will: Undertaking a review of existing cultural safety standards within clinical settings,

  • developing a set of cultural safety standards, appropriate to the Youth Justice environment,
  • developing and implementing an audit tool for measuring the performance of Victorian prison and youth justice health services against the developed cultural safety standards,
  • providing recommendations for enhancing the cultural safety of Victorian prison and youth justice health services, and
  • participating in Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing committees and working groups. 


Occasional travel to other locations within Victoria will be required.


The successful applicant must hold current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker.

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


Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process.

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 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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

During the COVID19 crisis all our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The Recruitment Services Team will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff members.  No face to face contact is required and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us. 


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