Director - Allied Health ( First Nations Peoples) (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander identified)

Location: Herston or other Queensland location by negotiation
Salary: $141467 - $146439
Closing Date: 2 December 2021

Enhance the capacity and capability of the allied health workforce to deliver services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland | Lead statewide workforce initiatives that contribute to the Growing Deadly Families Strategy, First Nations Workforce Strategy and key reforms | Exciting identified temporary opportunity located at Herston or other Queensland location by negotiation.

 The role  

Reporting to the Chief Allied Health Officer and working closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division, you will drive enhancement of allied health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland, with a particular focus supporting the Growing Deadly Families Strategy, First Nations Workforce Strategy and the First Nations Health Equity Reforms.
You will:
  • Provide high level strategic leadership to identify and implement state-wide workforce strategies and reform activities 
  • Provide expert, strategic advice on models of care, service continuity and sustainability, workforce, and education and training issues and strategies that improve services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers 
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, providers, agencies and industry partners to effectively and cohesively address system wide allied health workforce issues
  • Lead the development of strategic changes in policy, regulation, industrial frameworks and professional and accreditation standards 
  • Develop high quality reports, submissions, plans, frameworks and guidelines and consultative documents
  • Represent Queensland Health on state and national committees
  • Travel within Queensland and inter-state as required for the role
The successful person
For this role, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25 and 104 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.
It is mandatory that you hold a formal recognised qualification in an allied health profession with relevant professional registration, or eligibility for membership/accreditation with a professional association.
 You will also have: 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of issues and priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing at a national and state level
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and skills in the management of diverse and/or multi-disciplinary allied health services and workforce development initiatives
  • Proven success researching, influencing and implementing allied health workforce and service solutions across a large and complex organisation 
  • Demonstrated capability as a strategic leader and professional, credible advisor
  • High level oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare briefings and reports of a substantial and complex nature 
  • Highly effective negotiation, conflict management and consultation skills 
  • Post graduate qualifications in management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies/health, clinical education and training, research or policy would be highly desirable

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume and short cover letter online via this link

Contact Officer: Liza-Jane McBride 

Contact phone: 07 3328 9938

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