Sector Development Team

The Sector development team meet regularly to ensure collaborative responses to realising the broader sector development and change management priorities and expectations. This strengthens the capacity of the team to feedback to both levels of government about local issues.

The team has strong relationships with the broader community care sector and participates in networking activity and partnerships to inform their work and feedback to government.

Wellness and Reablement Consultant - Jennifer Hall

Wellness and Reablement Consultants (WRCs) support CHSP and HACC-PYP organisations to implement the wellness and reablement approach. More specifically the role:

  • Is the key communication point for wellness and reablement developments and information,

  • Assists organisations to gain a consistent understanding of the wellness and reablement policy development work that the Commonwealth is currently undertaking,

  • Provides practical operational support on Wellness and Reablement as a broad sustainable change management and quality improvement strategy, including planning.

Contact Details: 
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Diversity Advisor - Carolina Valencia Coleman

The Diversity Advisor’s role is to facilitate and support diversity planning and practice at the systemic level, across the CHSP and HACC-PYP funded agencies in the West Metro region.

Specifically, the Diversity Adviser will work with relevant agencies and networks to:

  • Improve knowledge and use of population data,

  • Collect, interpret and share diversity related information,

  • Build sector capacity to deliver a consistent understanding and approach to diversity planning and practice,

  • Support the development and implementation of diversity plans,

  • Strengthen networks and partnerships to address systemic and structural barriers to diversity inclusion,

  • Provide a communication point for diversity planning and practice between agencies and the Commonwealth and State governments.

Contact Details:
M - 0448 291 264
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Aboriginal Development Officer - Darren Atkinson

ADOs support CHSP and HACC-PYP staff and organisations to improve access to services for Aboriginal people through culturally responsive services. ADOs also support Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to provide services in their communities. The ADO role includes:

  • Coordinating regular CHSP/HACC-PYP Aboriginal service provider regional network meetings and facilitating communication between the network and state-wide Victorian Committee for Aboriginal Aged Care and Disability (VCAACD), 

  • Supporting the development of partnerships between ACCOs and mainstream CHSP
    and HACC-PYP providers.

There are four ADOs in Victoria: one for the BSW/Grampians region, one for the Hume/Loddon Mallee regions, one for the Gippsland region and one for the Melbourne metropolitan region. The ADOs work closely with their regional networks, members of the VCAACD and the Sector Development Team to connect their work to state and national policy initiatives.

Contact Details:
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