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Senior Manager Specialist Support and Forensic Disability

NT - Department of Health

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/12/2017

Job Category:

Executive / Medical, Nursing & Healthcare

Job description:

Agency Department of Health Work Unit Specialist Support and Forensic Disability

Senior Manager Specialist Support

Job Title Designation Senior Professional 2

and Forensic Disability

Job Type Full Time Duration Fixed for 12 Months

Salary $129,137 - $140,750 Location Darwin

Position Number 50386 RTF 131429 Closing 01/01/2018

Contact Samantha Livesley on 08 8999 2831 or

Agency Information

Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

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If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience,

Information about

qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to

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The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the

community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan,

Special Measures ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this

vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.

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Primary Objective: Reporting to the Senior Director Office of Disability, this role is responsible for providing expert advice,

leadership and strategic direction to the Specialist Support and Forensic Disability Unit and ensuring the effective coordination

and delivery of forensic disability services within the Northern Territory (NT).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide effective leadership and resource management to the Specialist Support and Forensic Disability Unit.

2. Provide clear direction and expert advice on best practice disability service and sound clinical governance to the Senior


3. Facilitate a culture of continuous practice improvement, through a range of methods including conducting internal critical

incident reviews and overseeing the implementation of recommendations.

4. Provide clinical leadership in the design, development and implementation, evaluation, monitoring and reporting of

evidence-based best practice disability service initiatives within the Specialist Support and Forensic Disability Unit.

5. Management of all financial resources, capital resources and Human Resources (HR).

6. Liaise and negotiate with a wide range of local and national stakeholders to develop high level partnerships and strategic

alliances to reflect contemporary best practice disability service principles; and that appropriate research and evaluation

is undertaken to monitor policy/program outcomes across the NT by being able to consult with internal and external

experts, Non-Government Organisations, key stakeholders and disability service providers as appropriate.

7. Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the

work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

8. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

Selection Criteria:


1. Tertiary degree in the area of allied health or related disciplines, with specific high-level expertise in best practice in a

forensic disability service system setting.

2. Sound knowledge of interpreting and applying relevant legislation.

3. Contemporary expert knowledge of clinical practice, working with people with high and complex disability support needs,

disability service systems, and best clinical practice principles in relation to policy and program planning, implementation

and evaluation.

4. Demonstrated qualities required to both manage and lead a work group consisting of various allied health professionals

and associated support staff.

5. Previous experience in change management, conflict resolution and mediation and undertaking investigations as a

result of complaints and/or critical instances.

6. Demonstrated ability to prepare Ministerial briefings, reports and discussion papers.

7. Highly developed cross cultural, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to present and

provide advice on complex issues to variety of audiences.

8. An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on

Departmental premises, facilities or vehicle nor whilst working off-site. The preferred or recommended applicant will be

required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will

not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position.

Approved: March 2017 Annie Rily, Senior Director Office of Disability