Health and Wellbeing Advisor At Theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatrics and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards.

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.

Health and Wellbeing Advisor:

•    Parkville, Melbourne location
•    Friendly and supportive team environment
•    Flexible work options available

About the Role:

This is a 6 month Fixed Term Full-Time position at 76 hours per fortnight within the Workplace Health and Safety Department.
You will be responsible for the oversight of the RCH’s Staff Wellbeing Program, through promoting best practice initiatives and processes to support the mental, physical, and financial health of RCH staff.
You will support the RCH’s safety-first culture and encourage staff to utilise tools to improve and maintain optimal health and work-life balance.

What you’ll achieve:

•    Lead the advocacy, promotion, and facilitation of health, safety, and wellbeing activities as part of the Staff Wellbeing Strategy and Staff Mental Health Strategy
•    Provide support to line managers in planning and implementing wellbeing initiatives.
•    Prepare reporting on key performance indicators, specifically provision of monthly reporting on the status of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Classification for this position will range from AO51 – AO55 (base salary $90,672.40 to $100,599.20 per annum, plus superannuation).

Your skills and experience:

•    Tertiary qualifications in a related field along and/or relevant industry experience (minimum 4 – 6 years )
•    Proven capacity for leadership in a team environment and ability to work well as a senior team member
•    Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of health and wellbeing and cultural change programs

If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.

About RCH Workplace Health and Safety:

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) team is committed to leading and promoting a safety first culture by providing an environment that supports the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of employees. The WHS team is responsible for: managing the ongoing development and maintenance of workplace health and safety practices; managing the organisational-wide health and safety risk register and coordination of risk registers for high-risk departments; the Early Intervention Program and assisting employees returning to the workplace after an injury; coordination and facilitation of WHS training and education; ensuring the physical and mental health and wellbeing of staff is supported through the development and implementation of programs and initiatives designed to enhance employee wellbeing; and managing the Employee Assistance Program as a key resource for employees and managers in support of work and life issue

What we offer:

•    Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
•    Flexible work options available

Other requirements:

•    Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
•    Valid Working with Children Check
•    Current NDIS Worker Screening Check, or willing to obtain
•    Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation – Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure

Application process:

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.
Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!
For more information about this position please contact Shane Hendricks, Director Workplace Health and Safety Ph:03 9345 5170 Email: [email protected]

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption

Are you ready to join our team? 

Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 18 February 2024


February 2024