SESLHD Workforce Services

The Workforce Services Directorate is active in a wide variety of functions and services. The staff of the Directorate strive to support workplaces, those who manage people in workplaces, and individual employees.

This is achieved through proactive and collaborative partnerships and touches all parts of the Local Health District, and is dedicated to fostering a positive experience in all workplaces for employees and their managers.

Workforce Services is responsible for implementing workplace policies and for ensuring the Local Health District complies with all legislation covering employment matters.

It plays a critical role in programs such as those covering Aboriginal Employment, employment of persons with disabilities, Workforce Planning, Managing for Performance, Workforce Wellbeing and Work Health and Safety.

As it serves the Local Health District the Workforce Service Directorate’s desire is to engage widely to stay in tune with workplaces through Facilities, Services and Directorates and to provide knowledge, expertise and skills supporting excellence in health care, health promotion, and population health.

Workforce Services is broken into four main functions:

Human Resources Advisory Services (HRAS)

HRAS provide high level support to managers on a range of Human Resource issues. The team of Human Resources Advisors and the support staff are highly motivated and experienced to provide advice and support on matters such as change management, recruitment, staff development, positive workplace programs, misconduct, grievance management and workplace dispute resolution. 

The Human Resources Advisory Services team also assists with the preparation for, and representation of, the organisation in various tribunals on local matters, as well as developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies.

Industrial Relations (IR)

The Industrial Relations Specialist provides expert advice on a wide range of employment issues including employment legislation, award interpretation, policy development and interpretation, job grading and evaluation, change management initiatives and complex employee relations issues and disputes.

This role plays a key role within the Workforce Services portfolio through negotiations with industrial associations on workforce issues, representation at tribunals and developing industrial relations policies and procedures.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW)

HSW provide advice on a range of issues including, but not limited to, preventing work related physical and psychological injuries, compliance and continuous improvement for Work Health and Safety, ensuring the safe return to work of injured workers, and supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of staff. 

Workforce Transactions and Information Services (WTIS)

WTIS deliver and provide information and support to managers on a range of issues, including recruitment, employee maintenance, position maintenance (establishment), roster support, workforce systems (such as StaffLink (Human Resources Information System), HealthRoster and Human Capital Management Recruitment and Onboarding (ROB)) , workforce reporting and personnel file management.