Friday, July 4, 2014

Job Vacancy

Project Officer
Health Infrastructure Program

(SCHADS Community Worker Level 5)

Do you care about the quality and safety of health services? Are you interested in planning and project management? Can you work independently and use your initiative? Are you resourceful and like a challenge?

We are looking for someone to  join our staff team working on the Health Infrastructure Program (HIP).

The Project Officer will work under limited supervision by the HIP Coordinator to
  • Support Consumer Representatives on a range of committees involved in decision making for the HIP;
  • Represent HCCA on a range of committees involved in decision making for the HIP;
  • Network with consumer and community groups to further consumer involvement in informing decisions regarding the HIP.  This will include outreach to marginalised and vulnerable communities (including but not limited to: people living with chronic conditions, who have low socio economic status or are disadvantaged, are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, have a disability, young people and children);
  • Liaise with ACT Government about opportunities for consumer involvement in HIP activities; and
  • Work closely with consumer and community organisations to ensure opportunities for engagement of health consumer representatives in HIP activities.
  • Help ensure the work of HCCA on the HIP is effective and meets the requirements of the Service Funding Agreement with the ACT Government.
This is a full time position but there is potential to negotiate on hours. This is a contract position until 30 June 2016, in line with our Service Funding Agreement with the ACT Government. Other conditions of employment will be based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS).

HCCA promotes a healthy work-life balance and is committed to offering employees a supportive family friendly working environment.

Selection Criteria
  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate information and ideas, work cooperatively with others, and negotiate and advocate on behalf of consumers. 
  2. Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects effectively including experience in project management
  3. Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and achieve work outcomes
  4. Understanding of governance principles and committee processes
  5. Strong understanding of community development and experience in community engagement, including the capacity to represent the organisation in public forums and facilitate meetings, information sessions and workshops
  6. Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and facilitate workshops, information sessions, discussion groups and public meetings.
  7. Proven ability to develop and maintain strong networks and partnerships with key stakeholders including people from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of the barriers and opportunities which exist in achieving systemic change
  9. Computer literacy including experience with MS Office and Internet research skills


  1. Relevant tertiary or other recognised qualifications
  2. Current drivers licence.
All applications must include:
1. A covering letter stating your intention to apply for the position and addressing the selection criteria listed below.
2. A current CV.
3. Information for two Referees. (Name, Title and Organisation, Relationship to applicant, contact telephone, contact email address)

Applications close on Monday 21 July 2014 and should be addressed to:

Darlene Cox
Executive Director, HCCA
100 Maitland St Hackett ACT 2602

Full details are on the HCCA website:

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