Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144426
  • LocationBarton
  • Salary$88408 - $100378 per annum
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted28 days ago
  • ConsultantTeresa Zanatta
Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability, and culturally and linguistic diverse candidates are always encouraged to apply.

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

****Applications close by 10am Wednesday 24th of May 2023.****

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage in a APS6 Senior Rehabilitation Advisor for People Support for a 12 month Ongoing and Non-Ongoing positions in Adelaide.

How to apply
To apply please submit:
  • your resume, including the contact details of two referees, and
  • a ‘one page pitch’ telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications makes you the best person for the job. Your pitch should be no more than 500 words.
About the department
We are the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. We lead Australia’s response to climate change and sustainable energy use, and help protect our environment, heritage, and water. We provide advice to the Australian Government around climate, energy, and the environment, and administer legislation. The department also enforce laws relating to the protection of the environment and biodiversity, wildlife, fuel quality and greenhouse gas storage.
We deliver policies and programs to:
  • help address climate change and build a more innovative, future ready energy system,
  • protect our unique environment, biodiversity and heritage,
  • manage Australia’s water resources for industry and regional communities, and
  • advance Australia’s interests in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.
We are innovative and collaborative. We look to the future.

About the branch
The People Branch sits within the department’s People Division and is responsible for strategic and operational focused human resources (HR) advice and support services, to support business areas in meeting their workforce needs.
We believe that an inclusive and diverse workplace is pivotal to making our department the best place for people to work. We are committed to creating an environment where you have a sense of belonging and where you can bring your authentic whole self to work every day.  
We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and better outcomes for Australia.

About the team
Senior Rehabilitation Advisor operates with limited direction from the Assistant Director to manage priorities or the detailed conduct of tasks. They provide specialist advice that is informed and directed by a sound knowledge of compensation and injury prevention/management principles, procedures and processes.
Liaison and client responsiveness are critical features of this role. Rehabilitation Advisors take a proactive customer focus and implement strategies to achieve quality outcomes for both the injured employee and the department. This often involves managing relationships with multiple parties across a variety of issues, ranging in complexity and sensitivity.
The Rehabilitation Advisor selects, gathers and examines information to arrive at workable solutions or appropriate advice, within the parameters of established policies and legislation.

Our ideal candidate
Requirements for the position:
  • A high level of communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to negotiate with and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Well-developed organisation and time management skills, with the ability to manage work in the context of competing priorities
  • Well-developed supervisory and people management, including the ability to lead and motivate staff, set priorities and monitor/allocate work
  • Sound judgement and problem solving skills to deal with complex and often sensitive matters
  • Ability to investigate, interpret and evaluate information for the guidance of staff
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve business objectives

What you will do
This role is required to arrange and coordinate more complex cases of rehabilitation and return to work strategies for ill and injured employees by:
  • establishing a rehabilitation need and potential for return to work
  • engaging and managing a Comcare approved workplace rehabilitation provider to deliver the return to work services where required
  • coordinating fitness for duty and invalidity assessments where required
  • assisting and guiding staff through the Comcare claims process
  • coordinating the development of a return to work plan
  • influencing the progress of a return to work plan and ensuring all parties fulfil their responsibilities
  • assisting to source and negotiate job placements for injured employees, both internal and external to the department
  • consulting with the  Assistant Director and relevant stakeholders on compensable claims where they are complex and/or high cost, involve reconsiderations or AAT appeals
  • identifying and referring cases containing broader people/policy issues to relevant people teams for attention and action
  • coordinating case closure and providing post return to work support
  • preparing correspondence including reports and submissions.
  • Collect, monitor and provide reports on a range of indicators (such as claims and provider costs, early intervention, case management outcomes etc), and develop and implement business improvement strategies.
  • Provide training, specialist advice and support to employees and managers on rehabilitation related policies and procedures, including interpretation and implementation of policy.
  • Collate and file documents/correspondence and maintain work area records in accordance with agency and legislative requirements.
  • Represent the team, work area and/or the department at internal and external forums.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor APS 5 Rehabilitation Case Managers is applicable, including management of performance/underperformance, attendance, learning and development and the allocation of work.
  • Foster and manage complex relationships with and between, multiple internal and external stakeholders in order to support and facilitate them through the rehabilitation process.
Additional requirements include:
  • Contribute to deliverables of 2023-24 business plan.
  • Undertake role, administration and duties in accordance 2023-24 expectations.
  • Undertake identified strategic projects.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement for efficiency and productivity improvements
Comprehensive understanding of the:
  • relevant legislation such as the Safety, Rehabilitation & Compensation Act (1988), Commonwealth Work Health & Safety Act (2011), Privacy Act, Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and leave, superannuation and employment related provisions of the Public Service Act etc
  • DCCEEW’s rehabilitation, return to work and leave policies and procedures
  • the department’s strategic direction, priorities and functions
  • the approved list of workplace rehabilitation providers and criteria and standards to which they are assessed
  • Comcare’s rehabilitation model, compensation criteria and Customer Information System (CIS)
  • the department’s record keeping obligations and procedures
Key Qualifications
  • Comcare’s training course: ‘A Rehabilitation Delegates Guide to Case Management’         
  • Certificate IV in Government (Injury Management)

What's on Offer?
  • Position located in Adelaide
  • APS6 ($88,408 to $100,378) depending on skills and experience
  • 12 month Ongoing and Non-Ongoing positions
  • Standard Hours or work - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 5:00 pm

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. CM123