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Workplace Behaviours and Discrimination Officer

Location: Melbourne
Salary: $107,120.00 per annum plus 15% Super
Company: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Apps close: Friday 22nd October 2021

Are you passionate about Victoria’s Health and aged care sector and providing the best possible opportunities and working conditions for our frontline workers?
This is an exciting time to join ANMF (Victorian Branch) in a challenging and varied role with excellent employment conditions

Join a successful industrial and professional services union representing over 95,000 members in Victoria. We aim to empower nurses and midwives to maximise their influence of their profession, their working environment, the health care system and the broader community.

As a member of the Industrial team, the Workplace Behaviours and Discrimination Officer will assist with developing and implementing policy and strategy in a team environment to proactively prevent and manage bullying and harassment matters and utilise the discrimination jurisdiction to achieve benefit for ANMF members.

The Workplace Behaviours and Discrimination Officer will advise, assist and represent members in relation to inappropriate workplace behaviour, and advise, assist and represent members in relation to discrimination matters in external forums such as the VEOHRC and VACT.

This role is responsible for the development of submissions, guidance material, resources and other documentary reports and the provision of education to staff and ANMF Members in relation to bullying, harassment and discrimination.

This role requires a thorough understanding of the legal obligations of employers, and the potential remedies for employees relating to bullying, harassment and discrimination, including industrial, equal opportunity / discrimination, criminal and civil avenues.

More specifically, the Workplace Behaviours and Discrimination Officer role will achieve the following outcomes:

• Ensure all discrimination, harassment, bullying and similar conduct escalated to the position are dealt with to finalisation in a timely manner including seeking required information, application of relevant law, advice and recommendations to ANMF staff, and representation of members at both workplace level and in external forums including Fair Work Commission anti bullying and anti-sexual harassment jurisdictions (as relevant), Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
• Provide advice, education and recommendations to Elected Officials, and other ANMF staff about the merit of different avenues and jurisdictions for pursuing a member issue.
• Identify workplaces with systemic factors contributing to inappropriate workplace behaviours and pursue recommendations to address root causes of this including escalation to external parties such as health services cultural review and Worksafe.
• Develop guidance material and provide education to staff and ANMF Members on relevant legislative developments, policies and procedures to ensure ANMF staff and members apply and understand a consistent and best practice approach to dealing with complaints of bullying, discrimination, harassment and similar conduct.
• Undertake policy development work, and in particular assist in the review, development of and implementation of pro-active policy and strategy relating to prevention of bullying, discrimination, harassment and similar conduct. Contribute to submissions as relevant.
• Represent the Branch and advocate for ANMF members in external forums including VTHC and Department of Health where requested by the Senior Industrial Officer.

Key Selection Criteria
Experience, expertise and knowledge in relation to the following is essential:

• Industrial, anti-discrimination, and other legislation relevant to: bullying, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and similar conduct
• The broader OHS context in which, bullying, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment operates
• Holds a relevant tertiary qualification in anti-discrimination / industrial law or OHS, or has an extensive level of experience practicing in the area.
• Holds a current driver’s license.
• Strong team player with excellent communication skills.

Knowledge of OHS and Workers’ Compensation standards and practices in relation to bullying, harassment and similar conduct would be well regarded but not essential.

Annual salary of $107,120.00per annum plus 15% Super

Additional incentives
5 weeks of annual leave, additional public holidays, paid Christmas closedown; and generous employment conditions including ADOs

Please submit your application, addressing the full key selection criteria by 11:59pm Thursday 22 October 2021 to