- Job posted on: 3rd Jul 2023
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Eating disorders are complex and debilitating mental illnesses that affect up to 1 in 20 people. Like any mental illness, they are not the fault of the individual and can affect anyone no matter their age, gender or background. While serious, eating disorders are treatable. With the right support, full recovery is possible for everyone.
Eating Disorders Victoria is the trusted guide for Victorians affected by eating disorders. We help people get the support they need to inspire hope and ensure the earliest possible recovery.
We are a committed, engaged and progressive community health service who value innovation. We are known for developing and delivering eating disorder services that can’t be found anywhere else in Australia, or even the world. We are a strong voice for people affected by eating disorders and actively advocate for our eating disorder affected community at state and national level.
We pride ourselves on being a vibrant place to work, where creativity, collaboration and lived experience are highly valued and supported.
All of our work is guided by our values of Connection, Courage, Optimism and Perseverance.
We are moving through an exciting time of reform in Victoria’s Mental Health System, and have every intention of ensuring eating disorders are fully supported in this new system. We want eating disorders to be considered core business when it comes to mental health, so that more Victorians are identified, diagnosed and put on the path to recovery, sooner.
We are focused on delivering high quality, data-driven community services that demonstrate the impact of our work, while underscoring the growing community demand for specialised eating disorder services. Underpinning this is an evolving culture of strong clinical governance, which supports the wellbeing of staff, volunteers and our service users.
We consider the lived experience workforce to be pivotal to the future of eating disorder treatment and are positioned to be leaders in this emerging field.
This varied and fast-paced role will provide professional support to the CEO, Directors and Chair of the EDV Board. Prioritising and anticipating needs and taking the initiative to resolve problems will enable the CEO and Executive team to operate effectively. This role will be responsible for diary management, meeting coordination, managing correspondence, preparation of Board documents and a range of administrative tasks. Professionally representing EDV with external stakeholders and working collaboratively as part of the broader EDV team are key requirements of the role. The role will also be the first point of contact at our reception as needed and ensure the smooth operation of the general office environment.
EDV has a commitment to supporting the Lived Experience Workforce through the EDV Lived Experience Framework. Candidates who have lived experience of an eating disorder or who have lived experience of caring for a person with an eating disorder must align with the definitions, as outlined in the attached Position Description.
Location: This position will be based at the EDV office on Level 2 of the Magpies Community Centre (corner Lulie and Abbot Streets, Abbotsford). We also offer hybrid working options (50% at the office, 50% at home).
All EDV staff are required to adhere to the EDV Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Core Values and guiding principles and relevant organisational policies, practices and guidelines.
To apply, please navigate to the 'Apply Now' section and include a resume and a cover letter including a specific response to each of the Key Selection Criteria (please refer to the Position Description). Please combine these as a single document. Direct applications to EDV via email will not be monitored.
If you don’t meet all of the key selection criteria, but are still keen to work with us, we want to hear from you! Please just tell us what you will bring to the role within your application.
For more information about the role and working at EDV contact Caroline Towers, HR and Operations Manager at [email protected], using the subject line: Executive Support Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.