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SPEAK and Vulnerable Person Project Consultant

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 21 hours ago
    Published on 29 Jun 2020

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  • Job no: 29423
  • Categories: Administration, Administration & Office Support

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Fixed Term 3 years 
  • Full Time (76 hours per fortnight)
  • Alfred Health

The Department

Alfred Health Allied Health Services comprises a number of allied health disciplines who provide patient centred care across all clinical programs that operate at Alfred Health. Allied health disciplines provide patient centred care that will aim to optimise physical, psychosocial, communication and cognitive functioning. To ensure that the allied health workforce is fit for purpose, a robust governance structure provides oversight of staff & student education, research, workforce innovation and quality & safety.

The Role

The ILC Mainstream Capacity Building Program funds the ‘Speak Team’ project for 3 years.  It will build capability in the health workforce and improve processes to meet people with disabilities healthcare needs, particularly people with autism, intellectual disability or communication disability.

The Project Consultant will be responsible, under the direction of the Director of Allied Health for the implementation of the Vulnerable Persons Initiative at Alfred Health.  The governance for this initiative will be via the Vulnerable Person Steering Committee and the Patients Comes First Strategy.  The Project Consultant will use redesign principals to strengthen Alfred health’s capacity to identify and respond to all vulnerable patients and consumers.

Excellent project management and interpersonal skills are essential for this position, including negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal.  An ability to display flexibility within work practice and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team are also essential.


  • Information, communication and technology focused
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; professional appearance and manner
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous improvement
  • Ability to exercise professional judgement and seek advice and assistance when required/appropriate
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Effective planning, problem solving, organisation and prioritisation skills


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Applications close 11pm 10th July 2020.

All enquiries to Lisa Somerville (Director of Allied Health) on 03 9076 8847.

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 21 hours ago - 10 Jul 2020
  • Published on 29 Jun 2020, 3:43 AM