The Working Together for Health aims to ensure that prevention and early detection effort is delivered in a comprehensive, coordinated and effective manner. The pilot in the Loddon Mallee Region will support ACCO’s to collectively provide a strong prevention and early detection system to Aboriginal communities, including staff, with a focus on oral health, sexual health, eye health, smoking, cancer prevention and screening.
- Part Time 30.4 hrs per week, Fixed Term (12 Months)
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2010
- Salary based on qualifications and experience plus 9.5% superannuation and access to Salary Packaging
Key Selection Criteria
1. Personal Qualities
⦁ Decisiveness – makes rational and sound decisions based on a consideration of the facts and alternatives. Evaluates rational and emotional elements of situations. Makes quick decisions where required and commits to a definite course of action.
⦁ Drive and Commitment – Enthusiastic and committed. Demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work. Sets high standards of performance for self and others.
⦁ Relationship Building – Establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels. Promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements. Forges useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations. Builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication. Minimises surprises.
⦁ Flexibility – Adaptable, open to new ideas. Accepts changed priorities without undue discomfort. Recognises the merit of different options and acts accordingly
⦁ Teamwork - cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; collaborates and shares information; shows consideration, concern, and respect for others feelings and ideas; accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others; encourages resolution of conflict within groups.
2. Knowledge and Skills
⦁ Project management – Consults, liaises with and influences key stakeholders. Produces detailed project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearing specified. Monitors performance against objectives and manages project risks and issues. Ensure project objectives are met.
⦁ Influence and Negotiation – Gains agreement to proposals and ideas. Build behind the scene support for ideas to ensure buy in and ownership. Involves experts of other third parties to strengthen a case. Sells ideas by linking them to other values, need and goals.
⦁ Planning and Organising – Sets clearly defined objectives and priorities and operates accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required. Identifies processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal. Establishes systems and procedures to guide work and track progress. Recognises actual and potential barriers and finds effective ways to deal with them.
⦁ Stakeholder Management – Identifies issues in common for one or more stakeholders and uses to build mutually beneficial partnerships. Identifies and responds to stakeholders underlying needs. Uses understanding of the stakeholder context to ensure outcomes are achieved.
⦁ Change Management – Actively promotes and drives change using broad influencing skills to overcome barriers and gain support. Describes the reasons for the change and the risks of not changing. Draws upon a range of sources for ideas and solutions. Remains calm and optimistic, even when things don’t go as planned.
⦁ Problem Solving – Seeks all relevant information for problem solving. Liaises with stakeholders. Analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sounds inferences from information available. Identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems. Implements solutions, evaluates effectiveness and adjust actions as required.
⦁ Written Communication - prepares complex briefs, letters, email and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; edits written communication to ensure they contain the information necessary to achieve their purpose and meet audience needs; ensure appropriate styles and formats are used.
3. Specialist Expertise
⦁ A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal community needs
⦁ High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people
⦁ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of health promotion principles and practises including planning, implementation and evaluation
⦁ Demonstrated knowledge of prevention priority health areas for Aboriginal people, and contemporary approaches to promote health in key areas
⦁ Understanding of health system development and implementation.
⦁ A tertiary qualification in a related health field such as Public Health
Applications close 5pm Wednesday 29th May 2019
Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria
BDAC is a Childsafe and Smoke Free workplace.