45718 - 01N9U

Senior Project Officer, Alcohol and Drug Services
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 18 December 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $124,891 - $140,596
Position No: 45718 - 01N9U
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 December 2019
Contact Officer: Jill Hughes on jill.hughes@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1609

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
The Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is a part of the division of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS), which is contemporary, evidence, based service providing high quality alcohol and other drug services that are guided by the principles of harm minimisation.  The ADS provides a range of specialist services for people affected by alcohol and other drug use incorporating 6 areas including:
  • Opioid Treatment Services
  • Medical Services,
  • Consultation and Liaison Service,
  • 10 bed Inpatient Withdrawal Service
  • Police and Court Drug Diversion Service
  • Counselling and Treatment Services
The Project Officer position is a full time temporary role and will be responsible for undertaking an internal review of the ADS current service demand particularly related to the ADS Police and Court Drug Diversion Service including CADAS pathways/processes and to explore potential improvements to the ADS model of care as a whole.
The proposed role would seek to improve efficiency between services, identify constraints within the current service model, explore process pathways for ADS Police and Court Drug Diversion Services and allow for an updated Model of Care (MOC) which would meet community demand along with court expectations. It is anticipated that such a role would assist with policy development, service development and implementation enabling smooth navigation between complex systems allowing for streamlined processes and pathways. In addition to this aspect of the role the Senior Project Officer would work with stakeholders to navigate the intersection between ACT Health frameworks and the Crimes Act 1900 and ensure a governance framework is embedded into policies and processes that meets the needs of stakeholders.
A detailed project plan for the Senior Project Officer’s internal review (ADS service demands, referral pathways, resource limitations and opportunities for an evidence-based Models of care) would be delivered within the first couple of months of appointment of the position.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence;
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011; and
  • Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Project Management.
  • Previous project management experience;
  • Previous experience within the Alcohol and Drug sector.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
This is a temporary position available for six months.

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This is a temporary position available for six months.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects