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Injury Management Consultant

Berry Street Victoria
  • Job no: BTYJ4
  • Richmond location, Wurundjeri Country
  • Full time permanent, working in a flexible hybrid environment (2 days in office per week)
  • Base salary $115K plus super and fringe benefits

The work that Berry Street undertakes with vulnerable children, families and young people is difficult, but personally and professionally very rewarding. Supporting our staff is our number one priority.

Join our winning team! Berry Street’s Work Health & Safety team were recognised as WorkSafe Winners in 2022 for leading Return to Work Practice Award.

The Opportunity

At Berry Street, the safety of people is at the heart of our purpose, whether that be children, young people, families, carers or our employees.

The Injury Management Consultant role will be accountable for promoting and applying our Early Intervention and Injury Management framework, systems and processes that will support a safety prevention focused culture that will result in a reduction in workplace injury and illness, Work Cover claims and improved return to work outcomes for injured staff. 

This role is based in Richmond but has a mix of working in the office and from home. Regular travel to our regional offices is also required in this role.

Key Responsibilities

This position is a key Injury Management Consultant role to further develop Berry Street’s commitment to health and safety, injury prevention and management; and risk management strategies to mitigate the risk of Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA) and other WHS risks.

The key components of the role include:

  • Implementation of our Early Intervention and Injury Management Framework in consultation with key internal/external stakeholders that uplifts our organisational capability to support and care for ill and injured staff.
  • Manage and respond to workplace incidents when they occur.
  • Foster an early intervention culture. 
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Manager, Early Intervention and Injury Management, WHS Manager and leadership teams to support timely injury recovery and early return to work strategies to ensure they are understood and applied.

About You

Courage, Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Working Together! Our values become real by what we say, how we say it, and how we behave with each other and those we support and partner with. In addition to living our values, our ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualifications in allied health sciences or related field and experience in injury management and workers compensation is essential.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of best practice occupational rehabilitation.
  • Ability to lead with a mental health and wellbeing lens with empathy and compassion, providing support when required.
  • An understanding of the changing landscape relating to work health & safety best practice and legislation.
  • Previous experience in a sector where Occupational Violence and Aggression is a high risk would be looked upon favorably.

The Benefits

  • Work for a values driven organisation that believes in lifelong learning.
  • Additional fringe benefits available for meals/accommodation in addition to $15,900 salary packaging tax benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted via the "Apply Now" button. Please note applications will be reviewed and assessed as received.

Queries to Nicola Adam (Manager, Early Intervention and Injury Management) on 03 9429 9266.

Please note: the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check (International Police Checks may be applicable).

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability and children who identify as LGBTIQA. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply. application proceed.

A position description is attached.

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