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WHS Advisor - Preston

Neami National

We support individuals living with mental health challenges to achieve outcomes they value.

Position details

  • Full Time, Permanent Position
  • Classification: SCHADS Level 5 with a salary range of $93,959 - $98,207 per annum + Superannuation
  • Salary packaging arrangements providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses increasing your take home income where part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, savings thousands in tax each year
  • Location: Head Office, Preston, VIC however remote or hybrid working arrangements will be considered.

About Neami National

"We're big believers in everyone having the opportunity to live a full life - and we give our all to support people to achieve wellbeing and mental health outcomes that matter to them.

For some people, this means having a stronger sense of self. For others, it may mean nurturing relationships or building the confidence to tackle tomorrow. Everyone has different life goals, and at Neami, we walk alongside people to help improve their quality of life on their terms.

We're proud to support 38,000 people living with mental health challenges across Australia and offer more than 70 services, over 45 different Indigenous lands. These services include mental health and wellbeing, housing and homelessness, and suicide prevention."

About your new role

The WHS Advisor is responsible for overseeing work related injury & Illness management and advice across Neami, including proactive case management of Workers Compensation claims (nationally). The role will play a vital and proactive role in supporting managers and staff with the management of effective return to work (RTW) plans for work-related injuries and illnesses to support the staff member's recovery and return to work journey.

What you will bring to the role

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Health and Safety or similar field, or relevant experience
  • Return to Work Coordinator Certificate preferred (can be supported to obtain).
  • Demonstrated understanding of state-based legislation and source relevant resources to support advice and actions.
  • Knowledge of worker's compensation legislation across Australia.
  • Proven experience in managing end to end work cover claims and return to work including managing work related psychological injuries.
  • Ability to influence and coach line managers in injury management processes.
  • Strong knowledge of the injury management process and procedures, rights and responsibilities
  • Strong planning and time management skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in building strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent written and report writing skills, and the ability to craft and tailor written communications for a range of audiences.

What will Neami offer in return?

  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave, option for an Accrued Day Off each month, Gratis Leave and Wellness Leave.
  • Professional development through regular practice development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Ongoing extensive in-house Learning and Development programs to encourage learning and skill-building
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through TELUS - providing holistic health and wellness supports and resources to Neami staff and their immediate family
  • Flexible work arrangements are available for maintaining your work-life balance

What the role requires

  • National Criminal History Check (police check) - disclosable outcomes considered
  • Australian working rights

How to apply

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description which can be found on the Neami Job Vacancy portal (select paper clip icon).

To apply for this position, please:

  • Click the 'Apply Now' button where you will need to create a username and password.
  • Upload your resume and cover letter.

When applying for this position, you are asked to tell us about your previous work experience, your suitability for this role and your answers to any target questions (where asked).

Please include in your application how you would prefer to be contacted (whether via email, text or phone call).

If you have any further questions not addressed in the job advertisement or position description, or if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please contact:

Denise McNamara, Senior Manager - People, Capability and Culture - [email protected] using the subject line: WHS Advisor - Preston enquiry via EthicalJobs or Ph (03) 8691 5399

If you are excited about this role, but only meet some of the requirements, we encourage you to call or email us to talk about this opportunity. We're passionate about creating opportunities and supporting professional development.

If your application is shortlisted:

  • We may invite you to have an informal phone conversation to discuss the role and get to know more about your experience and interest and answer your questions.
  • We may invite you to an interview (which may be in person or conducted online via Microsoft Teams) with up to three panel members from Neami.

Be Yourself - Neami values and celebrates diversity including multidisciplinary teams and the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that is accessible, inclusive and reflects the community in which we live.

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