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Project Officer - Alcohol and Other Drugs

Employer: South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Project Management, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 28 February, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Provide high level project support for the commissioning, implementation and evaluation of AOD projects
  • Enjoy a busy, varied and rewarding full time role
  • Full time (part time negotiable), maximum term position for 12 months 

The Project Officer, AOD will assist with the implementation and delivery of AOD programs within the SEMPHN catchment.

About the business and the role

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has the key objectives of:

  • Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and
  • Improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

We achieve these objectives by working directly with general practitioners, other primary health care providers, secondary care providers and hospitals to ensure improved outcomes for patients.

The six key priorities of SEMPHN are mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, eHealth and aged care.

SEMPHN stretches from St Kilda to Sorrento to Bunyip, including the major population hubs of Clayton, Dandenong, Moorabbin, Caulfield, Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham.

About the role

Located at Heatherton, we are seeking an experienced Project Officer with exposure in health and communication services, who will support the implementation of SEMPHN commissioned programs, primarily initiatives relating to AOD. 

In this role you will assist with implementing AOD commissioned programs, develop outputs and outcomes that are measurable against contract deliverables, develop and manage efficient and effective evaluation tools to monitor performance, engage with key internal and external stakeholders, support the commissioning cycle and ensure timely achievement of deliverables and performance targets. 

Skills and experience

If you have the following, then we'd love to hear from you:

  • Experience in health and community services
  • Capacity to both coordinate and support projects – including an understanding of timeframes, planning, evaluation and budgets.
  • High level administrative and project skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strategic, analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Stakeholder relationship management skills to support effective systems change with improved health outcomes.
  • Proven ability to identify innovative solutions and influence outcomes.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously,
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders.
  • Good organisational skills and a pro-active approach to work tasks.
  • Well-developed skills in the use of Microsoft office products.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive relevant experience (preferably within the AOD sector) would be highly regarded.

Benefits of working with SEMPHN

  • Generous leave and salary packaging entitlements
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program including Employee Assistance Program
  • Ample car parking is available

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