Director – Allied Health (First Nations Peoples) (Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander identified) Closing Date – 02-Dec-2021

Director – Allied Health (First Nations Peoples) (Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander identified)

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health – Allied Health/Clinical Support
Classification HP6
Workplace Location Brisbane – North,Flexible
Job ad reference QLD/CEQ395068
Closing date 02-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $141467 – $146439
Fortnightly salary $5422.40 – $5613.00
Job duration Fixed-term temporary until 30 June 2023
Contact person Liza-Jane McBride
Contact details (07) 3328 9938
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Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community.
  • Enhance the capacity and capability of the allied health workforce to deliver services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland
  • Lead statewide workforce initiatives that contribute to the Growing Deadly Families Strategy, First Nations Workforce Strategy and key reforms
  • Exciting identified temporary opportunity located at Herston or other Queensland location by negotiation
The role  
Reporting to the Chief Allied Health Officer and working closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division, you will drive enhancement of allied health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland, with a particular focus supporting the Growing Deadly Families Strategy, First Nations Workforce Strategy and the First Nations Health Equity Reforms.
You will:
  • Provide high level strategic leadership to identify and implement state-wide workforce strategies and reform activities 
  • Provide expert, strategic advice on models of care, service continuity and sustainability, workforce, and education and training issues and strategies that improve services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers 
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, providers, agencies and industry partners to effectively and cohesively address system wide allied health workforce issues
  • Lead the development of strategic changes in policy, regulation, industrial frameworks and professional and accreditation standards 
  • Develop high quality reports, submissions, plans, frameworks and guidelines and consultative documents
  • Represent Queensland Health on state and national committees
  • Travel within Queensland and inter-state as required for the role
The successful person
For this role, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25 and 104 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.
It is mandatory that you hold a formal recognised qualification in an allied health profession with relevant professional registration, or eligibility for membership/accreditation with a professional association.
 You will also have: 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of issues and priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing at a national and state level
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and skills in the management of diverse and/or multi-disciplinary allied health services and workforce development initiatives
  • Proven success researching, influencing and implementing allied health workforce and service solutions across a large and complex organisation 
  • Demonstrated capability as a strategic leader and professional, credible advisor
  • High level oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare briefings and reports of a substantial and complex nature 
  • Highly effective negotiation, conflict management and consultation skills 
  • Post graduate qualifications in management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies/health, clinical education and training, research or policy would be highly desirable
About us
The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland.  We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace.  Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.
The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland leads the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to ensure an appropriately skilled allied health workforce meets the current and future health service needs of Queensland.
  • A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment 
  • Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse work culture
  • Career training and development
For more information please contact Liza-Jane McBride on 07 3328 9938 or
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role. 


Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applications will remain current for a period of up to 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies which may include an alternative employment basis (temporary; full time or part time).


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November 19, 2021

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