- Full Time
Government – State (Government & Defence)
The Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships is responsible for ensuring inclusive and safeguarded service to seniors and people with a disability; and providing whole-of-government leadership, coordination and monitoring in policy, program and service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
The Seniors and Disability Services divisions of the department strive to achieve high quality, safe and cost-efficient services to vulnerable and older members of the community. They are focused on promoting a culture which supports the best possible outcomes for clients through evidence-based best practice and innovation in the provision of accommodation, respite and forensic services for people with a disability, and a range of concessions and assistance for seniors.
The role of Director of Forensic Disability (Director) is an independent statutory appointment made under the Forensic Disability Act 2011 and is supported by the department for administrative and corporate service arrangements. The Office of the Director of Forensic Disability sits separate to and independent of the department and supervises staff appointed to roles in the Office. This role is not responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Forensic Disability Service, this is responsibility of the Administrator and the department.
The main functions of the Director include:
Ensuring protection of the rights of forensic disability clients under the Act
Ensuring the involuntary detention, assessment, care, support and protection of forensic disability clients complies with the Act
Facilitating the proper and efficient administration of the Act
Monitoring and auditing compliance with the Act
Promoting community awareness and understanding of the administration of the Act
Advising and reporting to the Minister on any matter relating to the administration of the Act
The Director may also be a party in Mental Health Court proceedings involving individuals with an intellectual or cognitive disability.
This position requires strong leadership, managerial and analytical capabilities and formal qualifications in Social or Behavioural Sciences, Allied Health, Health (including Intellectual Disability, Forensics, and Mental Health) or related discipline. Post-graduate qualifications or substantial experience in the above fields with significant study of subjects relevant to forensic disability.
To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate competency in relation to the technical requirements of the role as well as the Leadership competencies for Queensland.
This position reports directly to the Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and is a full-time statutory appointment and classified at SES2 High.
For a confidential discussion about this fulfilling opportunity, contact Robyn Titmus, Senior Client Partner at OnTalent on 07 3305 5800 . To be considered, submit your resume and a two page cover letter summarizing your skills, experience and achievements within the context of the role and apply online through the Smartjobs process at https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-472592-23. Applications close at COB on Monday 13th March 2023.
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