EL1 - Program Manager (COS)
COVID19 - COS (Continuity of Support Program)
Initial Contract until 30 of October 2020 - Possible Extension
About Our Client
The work of the section supports older people with disability to continue to receive supports that are responsive to their needs through the transition and management of Continuity of Support Programme. In addition, the section continues to support people affected by incontinence by managing the National Continence Program and access to the Continence Aids Payment Scheme.
The CoS Program Section manages grant establishment for all programmes, including data management and reporting. Continuity of Support Section focuses on CoS policy, including funding policy aspects of the program, ongoing State Government negotiations and the interface with NDIS, NDIA and DSS.
The Cos Section is establishing a dedicated team in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the effect it has on CoS participants. This team will be implementing a recent policy position to provide additional support to CoS providers to maintain continuity of services being provided and will involve conducting assessments for unsolicited proposals from CoS providers.
- Manage a team undertaking assessments in line with program guidelines.
- Leading the completion of program activities within a grants framework.
- Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure delivery of program outcomes.
- Provide strategic advice and assistance to the Director, Executive and the Minister.
- Preparing, and overseeing development of, reports, briefings, ministerial and other correspondence.
- Promoting and managing productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including liaison and negotiation.
- Undertake horizon scanning and address emerging risks and opportunities.
- Perform duties and undertake other projects as required across the Branch and Division.
The Successful Applicant
- Strong leadership and coordination skills and the ability to motivate others.
- Ability to quickly gain an understanding of current and emerging areas within the CoS Program.
- Strong organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise workloads and meet tight deadlines within a busy team environment under limited direction.
- Demonstrated ability to implement sound governance and apply project management methodology to the work of a section.
- Demonstrated ability to respond in a positive and flexible manner to change and uncertainty and a willingness to share information with others to encourage cooperation.
- Strong oral, written, interpersonal and representational skills, with the ability to build productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- High level analytical and conceptual skills including the ability to exercise sound judgement and to think strategically.
What's on Offer
- An experienced and cohesive team with a combined objective to support you in your career and long-term prospects
- An excellent salary package to compensate you for your hard work and skills and expertise that you bring to the table
- The opportunity to impact effective policy change and work on projects that will positively impact your community
How to Apply
If you feel this role might not be best suited to your skill set but would like to have a confidential discussion on your career, please get in touch.