Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE621696
The Employee Relations Branch are seeking to establish a pool of Injury Management Consultants for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise over the next twelve (12) months. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements over the life of the pool. The pool will expire in February 2021.
Suitable applicants will provide injury management services for compensable and non-compensable cases, through in-house services and through the coordination and monitoring of services with external rehabilitation providers. The position provides strategic and operational advice to ensure effective and efficient management of employee injury and illness in the workplace. The position is responsible for providing professional advice on the development and implementation of risk management strategies to facilitate employee wellbeing.
The Employee Relations Directorate is responsible for ensuring that industrial instruments and legislative frameworks are complied with and that employees are supported in a range of discrete human resource matters. The Directorate is made up of two branches: Labour Relations and Employee Support Bureau and provides strategic and operational advice to the Minister, Director General, school leaders and line managers on a range of employee relations matters. The Employee Support Bureau handles occupational safety and health, injury management and workers’ compensation functions for the whole of the Department.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:
- Extensive skills and experience in the delivery of professional injury management and advisory services, with an in-depth knowledge of the implementation of return to work programs under relevant legislation, including the Western Australian Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.
- High-level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to conduct negotiations and resolve conflict, interact effectively with senior management and deliver advice and support in a consultative capacity.
- High-level conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to apply innovative solutions to complex problems in the development and implementation of relevant return to work programs, or strategies to maintain an employee with a medical condition or injury at work.
- Ability to contribute to the formulation and implementation of policy and project initiatives in the area of injury management services.
- Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and contribute effectively to team objectives.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
For further job related information
Please contact Katherine Mooney, Principal Project Officer by telephoning (08) 9264 4957 or emailing Katherine.Mooney@education.wa.edu.au
Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!
All applications are submitted online. Simply select “Apply for Job”, located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- Up to three (3) pages in total of statements addressing each of the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF.
- A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised tertiary qualification in a related discipline
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a valid Class C Western Australian Driver’s License
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 28 February 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED