The Program and Community Development Manager assists the Manager, Health Systems; Planning and Performance in meeting targets relating to community engagement strategies, health promotion and management of contentious issues across the District Drug Health Services program in Sydney Local Health District.
A key role of the position is to develop and lead a community strategy to address drug and alcohol harms and public amenity issues which includes collaborative initiatives to engage high priority population groups with identified needs including the homeless, CALD communities, Aboriginal Australians and social housing estate communities.
The strategy will also address initiatives to manage excessive alcohol use and associated violence; and to reduce stigma towards people who use drugs and drug treatments.
All management positions within DHS have core responsibilities that include:
- Providing leadership in the strategic development, planning and operations of DHS.
- Managing resources to ensure efficient and effective service delivery
- Liaising with service providers and key partners to ensure integrated planning, service development and delivery.
- Contributing to service provision as appropriate.
- Contributing to the development and monitoring of allocated budgets.
- Supporting the development of effective organisational development and quality management systems across DHS.
- Ensuring the development and maintenance of relevant policies and procedures.
- Providing relevant advice and information to support reporting requirements to the District and NSW Ministry of Health as required.
The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”
. This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.
The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.
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SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.
Maternity Leave Relief up to April 2017 with a possible extension up to a further 12 months.
Selection Criteria Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health or social sciences discipline, or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated experience in senior project management and ability to manage a portfolio with high level competing priorities.
Experience in community engagement with evidence of proven outcomes
Demonstrated high level analytical and negotiation skills and demonstrated experience in liaison with government and non-government agencies.
Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including committee experience at a senior level, report writing and management of ministerial requirements.
Current NSW Drivers Licence (P2 accepted).
Demonstrated capacity to initiate service change in an environment with competing and complex priorities.
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