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Drug Health Program Officer

EIS Health

Applications Closing: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 08:00

About the Role:

The Drug Health Program Officer is responsible for contributing to the planning and commissioning treatment services within the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) region, supporting the coordination of drug health services to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness across the continuum of care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, demonstrating commitment to cultural and linguistic diversity and encouraging inclusive practices to provide an environment that is creative, innovative, flexible and productive;
  • Follow CESPHN Commissioning Framework and support the Drug and Mental Health Manager through the co-design process with consumers, service users, carers and youth representatives as required;
  • Contribute to service agreements, contracts and memorandum of understandings, utilising CESPHN’s Contract Management System as a tool to supporting best practice governance, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Implement planned and approved activities using project management principles ensuring work is delivered on time and within budget;
  • Support governance of CESPHN commissioned services working with contracted providers to support, monitor and evaluate activities via collaborative problem solving, progress meetings and data analysis;
  • Undertake administrative tasks such as production and distribution of resource materials and correspondence, generating reports and / or presentations relating to the program area/s; and
  • Participate in internal and external meetings and sector events providing formal and informal presentations, chairing and / or minute taking as required.


Category: Administration & Support, Community Development, Project Management & Strategy
Field: Alcohol & Other Drugs
Employment basis: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Job Location: South East Sydney
About us

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) is a Not-For-Profit Primary Health Care Organisation covering Sydney Local Health and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District regions. Our aim is to increase the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of health services for the community, particularly to those at risk of poor health outcomes.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Experience working in the drug health sector (service provision or strategy and planning);
  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field;
  • An understanding of the primary health care environment and the role of commissioning;
  • Sound organisational skills with proven ability to work autonomously as well as effectively as a member of a high performing team;
  • Experience in project management and achieving deliverables in an effective and timely manner within budget guidelines;
  • An understanding of the primary health care environment and the role of commissioning;
  • Proven high level written, verbal and electronic communication skills, and ability to successfully manage communications across a decentralised organisation;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish confident relationships and /or partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders including Local Health Districts, nongovernment organisations, community organisations, universities, clinicians, and the public; and
  • Comprehensive knowledge of office based computing applications e.g. Excel, Word, Database, Power Point, Client Information Management Systems, SharePoint, Outlook etc.


Desirable Selection Criteria:

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Experience in commissioning high quality, locally relevant and effective health services informed by the needs assessment and market analysis; and
  • Experience in mental health, suicide prevention, child and youth mental health, strategy and planning and / or Aboriginal Health.
Other Information:

For a confidential discussion or a copy of the full Position Description contact HR via 8752 4910 or 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Tuesday 3 April 9am.

Contact details
Contact Name: Carrie
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0287524910
Date posted: 09 March 2018

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