Featured job – Director, Aboriginal Health

As a key portfolio within the Acute, Subacute and Community Program, our Aboriginal Health unit plays an influential role in supporting Monash Health to better meet the health and wellbeing needs of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and employees.

We are now looking for a highly motivated, energetic business leader to drive the development of this important portfolio.  The role will be appointed on a full time, permanent basis.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager, Monash Health Community, and leading a small team, you will provide strategic leadership and operational management of the Aboriginal Health Directorate.

Representing Monash Health on a range of committees and working groups, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring our Executive and their nominated managers are appropriately advised on Aboriginal health matters;
  • Implementation and development of our Reconciliation Action Plan, including periodic reporting against identified key metrics;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong engagement with key internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of culturally sensitive services; and
  • Identifying areas for improvement in how our services can be better delivered.

About you

Degree qualified in health, social sciences, business management or similar, you are intimately aware of the issues impacting Aboriginal healthcare, employment, education and culture.  Known as a consultative and effective senior leader, you have demonstrated ability to translate strategic objectives into effective operational performance.  In addition, you have proven experience working with local Aboriginal communities to achieve workplace goals.

You lead by example, are a natural role model and inspire your people to perform at their best every day.  In addition, you can readily demonstrate:

  • Your understanding of and support for the development of Aboriginal health and wellbeing within a health, community, justice or education organisation;
  • Excellent influencing, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation and consultation skills;
  • Highly developed written communication and report writing skills appropriate to a range of audiences; and
  • Up to date knowledge of contemporary issues in healthcare; and
  • A keen understanding of process improvement and change management methodologies enabling service implementation and development.

Experience working in mainstream health services and Aboriginal community services is preferred.  An understanding of planning and advancing research in the work setting and postgraduate qualifications in management, leadership or public health, or progressing towards, will be highly regarded.

This position is open to people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

In return

You’ll be rewarded with the satisfaction that comes from the opportunity to lead and develop this high profile portfolio within Victoria’s largest public health service.

Our public health status enables you to benefit from salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take home pay and we’re confident that you’ll be inspired to contribute every day.

Things you need to know

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Please apply online through Mercury e-recruit as email applications will not be considered.  Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on Ph: 9265 2750 or via email to recruitment@monashhealth.org

Offers of employment can only be made once all mandatory probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same); and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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