senior policy officer in North Sydney

North Sydney, New South Wales
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job description

Required content knowledge/expertise:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the NSW child protection and wellbeing system, including a sophisticated understanding of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of trauma on child development and family functioning, including knowledge of the current evidence-base regarding best practice.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in consultation and engagement with a variety of government, non-government and/or Aboriginal community controlled stakeholders (including Family and Community Services).

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on allocated projects (including design, implementation and monitoring achievement of deliverables) and coordinate the work of project teams to ensure successful completion.
  • Develop policy and guidelines, ensuring that they are developed and delivered in an integrated framework with consideration of both the current evidence and the performance measures required to monitor implementation and outcomes.
  • Develop service standards for programs and services and develop performance measures to monitor compliances with standards.
  • Develop innovative approaches to promoting health or delivery of health services (including models of care) and put in place strategies to promote and monitor their uptake.
  • Collect, collate and analyse data and prepare reports on the impact to policies and guidelines and provide recommendations for action.
  • Participate in monitoring achievement of performance measures and health outcomes and undertake analysis regarding factors that contribute to successful achievement.
  • Undertake or coordinate literature reviews to support the development of evidence based policy, guidelines, services standards, information, resources and outcome measures.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies appropriate to the projects undertaken.
  • Provide high-level advice to the NSW Ministry of Health, the Minister and other parts of Government on the monitoring and reporting of issues associated with the portfolio.
  • Participate in internal and external working groups and other committees relevant to the portfolio.
  • Maintain effective relationships and communication with relevant health services.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with Aboriginal health workers and health services, Aboriginal family health workers, the Centre for Aboriginal Health within the Ministry of Health, Education Centre Against Violence and external Aboriginal peak and advocacy organisations such as the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate stakeholder engagement strategies including working groups, networks and advisory groups that promote the participation of children, young people and their families.

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