- 13 full time positions 11permanent (ongoing) roles and 2 temporary roles to 30 June 2021
- CL Grade 7/8 ($97,152 $107,541 base) plus superannuation and annual leave loading
- Supportive and collaborative environment
- Flexible working conditions and latest IT productivity tools
- Competitive salary package
- Modern space, walking distance from public transport and the scenic Parramatta River
The Department of Educations Health and Safety Directorate is in an exciting period of expansion and positive change and we have numerous opportunities available for high performing individuals to join our busy and vibrant team. The Health and Safety Directorate shapes and leads work health and safety across the department by delivering services and support to our workplaces to assist them in achieving a safe working and learning environment.
You will become part of a dynamic team of professionals who apply their experience and expertise to solve unique challenges and to help create one of the finest education systems in the world. We have an open and highly collaborative office environment located in a state of the art, new building, within walking distance from Parramatta station and close to the scenic Parramatta River. You will benefit from flexible working conditions, competitive salary package and the latest IT and productivity tools. Youll be working with a diverse mix of practical, results focused and customer orientated people who deliver services to achieve safe and healthy workplaces and schools.
About the Department of Education
We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.
For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education
About the Unit
The Workplace Health Management Unit delivers services that assist schools and departmental workplaces to manage all aspects of employee health and wellbeing in the workplace. The unit assists employees to recover and return to work as fast as possible reducing the impact on the individual and the workplace. The Unit is focused on supporting employee health so they can continue educational services and programs while case managing personal injury, long term absence due to health and workers compensation in accordance with the relevant legislation. The Unit works collaboratively with all relevant areas across the department and with external stakeholders including the Departments fund manager and iCare Insurance for NSW.
About the Role
We are looking for individuals who can deliver high quality injury management services to staff which supports their recovery at work in line with the relevant legislation and policy to minimise the impact to educational continuity. This reduces the administrative burden and cost of workplace absence. The role maintains strong relationships with its customers and collaborates with key internal and external partners to deliver timely, effective health management services and advice to support recovery at work.
Its an exciting environment where no two days are the same. But on a typical day you might find yourself:
- Delivering customer centric workplace health management services and advice in accordance with policy, procedures and legislation that are tailored for the customer and operational directorates.
- Developing, implementing and monitoring return to work strategies to facilitate an employees early and safe return to work in line with relevant work health and safety, workers compensation and injury management legislation and departmental policy and procedures that minimises the impact on educational continuity.
- Managing a portfolio of complex and medium-risk cases and report on performance against specified targets.
- Drafting briefing papers, correspondence and other communications as required, and contributing to the development of operational procedures, guidelines and services and programs
- Building and maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to aid the recovery at work process and improve injury management outcomes.
How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.
To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking Apply Online below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role descriptionin your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.
Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Departments Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.
- Please detail your experience in delivering injury management services across a broad range of cases. Outline the stakeholders you engaged with and the mechanisms used to achieve successful outcomes. (Maximum 300 words)
- Please detail the most challenging case you have managed from a return to work perspective. Why was it challenging and what was the outcome (Maximum 300 words)
- Current NSW Drivers License and have a willingness to travel
- Experience in a related field or relevant tertiary qualifications or training in return to work coordination
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's
Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.