This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is the peak body for Aboriginal health and wellbeing in the State of Victoria. VACCHO provides leadership in community control and health equality for Aboriginal organisations and communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, and innovation in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria.
This position will be responsible for leading, implementing and operationalising The Centre as well as leading development and change management activities that focus on implementing current VACCHO programs into The Centre. It will also oversee the implementation of all Aboriginal Social Emotional Wellbeing Royal Commission recommendations. The Centre will be based in Melbourne, although its location will be accessible to ACCO staff and Community Members from regional, rural, and remote Victoria. It will be based in its own premises, the location and design of which will reflect and support the work of the Centre. The Centre’s activities will be organised into five Pillars including: • Promotion and Prevention • Best Practice in SEWB Services Doc #: See LOGIQC Doc Owner: Chief Operating Officer • Workforce Development • Research and Evaluation • Policy and Advocacy The role will also manage the following state-wide programs and support the change management process in merging the following teams that currently sit within the Population Health and Sector Development. These are: • Social & Emotional Wellbeing • Koori Mental Health • Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership • Drug and Alcohol The position of the Executive Director is to lead The Centres programs in accordance with VACCHO’s goals, strategies, and objectives, underpinned by the principles of self-determination, to improve services that directly improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria. Key Responsibilities • Maintain a steadfast commitment to Aboriginal culture and self-determination and lead the way in working with members and other stakeholders to achieve gains in Aboriginal health and wellbeing • Ensure policy, planning and decision making are based on research, data, community experience and knowledge which together form best practice and evidence • Consult and collaborate with members and stakeholders to develop robust, health and wellbeing systems infrastructure sustained through the development of culturally safe quality services • Proactively lead the design of robust health systems to strengthen the Community Controlled health sector in Victoria • Oversee the implementation of the VACCHO’s Member support model • Be a driving force in improving services for Aboriginal peoples in Victoria • Provide high-level strategic direction and leadership to support ACCOs to build their capacity to operate efficiently to deliver services that will improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal peoples in Victoria. • Shape the strategic direction of the Unit, develop plans and provide leadership to ensure operational teams provide specialist advice, support and assistance Corporate Responsibilities • Attend team and unit meetings, staff and other meetings • Prepare reports as deemed necessary from time to time by the COO and CEO • Attend training as required • Perform other duties relevant to the position as directed by the Director • Act at all times in a professional manner and ensure the confidentiality of employees. • VACCHO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait to apply for all positions advertised (Equal Opportunity Act 2010). We are committed to ensuring our workplace and member services support also reflect this. Everyone is welcome at VACCHO and candidates regardless of age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation are encouraged to apply. • VACCHO requires all employees to comply with all work health and safety rules, regulations and relevant Codes of Practice (Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004). • VACCHO requires employees to participate in and promote our quality control, risk management, safety and compliance systems. This includes participating in the development and application of VACCHO’s policies and procedures, as well as the identification, reporting and management of risks. This includes adherence to all VACCHO Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 requirements. • VACCHO requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct, including commitment to confidentiality and conflict of interest declarations.