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CPSU has secured funding through the WorkSafe WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund for a period of three years to develop a Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Awareness Toolkit.
Pilots will be developed in partnership with Government departments, DJCS and DHSS. The kit will include tools and resources customised specifically to each area in consultation with employees and will provide training, knowledge and skills necessary for Government departments to address the trauma needs of their staff. It will help build capacity in departments to proactively addresses trauma impact through policies, procedures, practices, and programs and prioritise organisational change and identify needs to mitigate risk and prevent trauma related mental health injury and illness and support a proactive approach to workers who are exposed to vicarious trauma.
CPSU is a product of the amalgamation of the State Public Services Federation the largest union covering State Government employees in Australia, and the Public Sector Union, the former union covering Commonwealth Government employees. The Unions’ goal is to create, protect and improve conditions of public servants across Australia. This job is based in Melbourne with the Victorian Branch of the CPSU who represent State Public Servants and a range of other Public Sector employees within Victoria.
The position will join a small Project Team within the Union which reports through a Project Manager to the Branch Secretary.
The Project Officer will be responsible for the co-ordination of the Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Awareness Toolkit (VTT) project within a number of project pilot groups with oversight from a steering committee.
The Project Officer will utilise mental health and wellbeing skills related to trauma knowledge and industry awareness in the development and modification of the VTT project objectives and milestones.
The selection criteria for the position are: