First listed on: 18 September 2023

Project Officer (Health Mgr Lvl 2) - Communication for Safe Care


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time, 38 hours per week up until February 2025
Location: Bolger Street, Campbelltown
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Remuneration:  $1,967.09 - $2,333.12 per week

Requisition ID: REQ433034
Application Close Date: 
Interview Date Range: 
04/10/2023 – 11/10/2023
Contact Details: 
Katherine Kelly – 0436 647 980 | 

  •  If you’re eager to broaden your skill set and progress your career — we have an exciting opportunity for you!
  • You will be joining a ground-breaking co-design project that seeks to make healthcare services more accessible for people with communication disabilities.

About the Opportunity
The Communication for Safe Care project is a collaboration between South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) and the University of Sydney. This position will be based in SWSLHD.

What You'll be Doing
The Project Officer will contribute the development and implementation of the “Communication for Safe Care” project across South Western Sydney LHD (SWSLHD) and Western NSW LHD (WNSWLHD) and work collaboratively with the research and Work Integrated Learning project partners in the University of Sydney. The Project Officer will work under the leadership of the Project Manager as part of the project team across SWSLHD and WNSWLHD. The project team will develop, implement and evaluate a program of sustainable capacity building for health care workers and health environments to effectively support people with communication disability.

The “Communication for Safe Care” project is an NDIS Informational Linkages and Capacity Building funded project. It will develop and pilot a model for capacity building HCWs, developing accessible communication environments and creating capability to meet the needs of people with communication disability. The goal is to create communication accessible environments where people with communication disability will be supported to have more effective communication exchanges in a health care setting  with a view to increasing engagement and giving them more choice and control over their own health care; thus improving the quality and safety of the health care provided. The project will involve health professional students in a deliberate and planned way to a) enhance project reach and impact and b) develop the skills of the future health workforce.

Where You'll Be Working 
South Western Sydney is rapidly growing and is a great place for young people and families to build a life. We are close to public transport, a short drive to the beach and the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and Royal National Park.

The area is growing exponentially with many major shopping centers, great entertainment venues and the development of Sydney’s new airport all located within minutes of new housing estates.

As part of the greater Sydney area, we have bustling metropolitan hubs as well as areas that maintain their rural heritage. It is an incredible place to explore with adventure or relaxation are at your fingertips.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in a health profession or social sciences (or relevant work experience) and understanding of the principles of communication access for people with communication disability.
  2. Previous change management and project management experience involving development, monitoring and evaluation of project plans.
  3. Proven leadership experience in a large and complex organisation.
  4. Demonstrated experience in effective negotiation and communication skills across a range of stakeholders
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with people with communication disabilities, families, carers and health care professionals, with knowledge of issues facing these stakeholders in metropolitan and rural communities.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and highly developed and effective management skills.
  7. High level computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite as well as an understanding of different methods of training delivery.
  8. Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment, and the willingness to travel to locations across SWSLHD and across NSW

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Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on   

Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Transforming Your Experience
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.


At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, people with a disability and people from the LGBTQI+ community to apply. 

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. 

SWSLHD is committed to driving a child safe culture that upholds children and young people’s rights. We strive to ensure children and young people feel safe, supported and included in their care. Existing staff of SWSLHD and those seeking employment are required to take the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people seriously while taking action to keep them safe from harm and abuse.

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