Draft SIMSC Interview questions – 9 November 2004

· the selection process will involve a prepared scenario immediately prior to interview, or a presentation to be prepared in the days prior to the interview

· interviewees should be provided with a copy of the questions during the interview to assist recall (to be retained by the selection panel at the end of the interview).

1) Could you outline what you see as the key elements of a “best practice” approach to injury management and why these elements are important?

b) As a Principal Consultant-Injury Management, how would you assist an organisation to identify the need for and to systemically implement such elements of “best practice”?

2) The “Safety and Injury Management Service Centre” (SIMSC) has a strong emphasis on a collaborative injury management approach with Justice Agencies. Feedback from some Agency staff suggests that the primary focus of SIMSC should be injury prevention activities.

a) How would you engage agency management and staff in supporting improved injury management performance?

3) The relationship between the Manager SIMSC/Principal Consultants and Agencies is a collaborative one. Can you give an example of when you have influenced a team or individual to cooperatively engage in a significant change process relating to professional practice or systems?

4) Can you provide an example of how you have analysed and used data to inform the development of injury management/prevention strategies, processes or systems?

5) The South Australian Government has recently released a “Zero Harm Policy” which states that ALL injuries are preventable. How would your role as Manager SIMSC/Principal Consultant contribute to progress toward this goal?

6) The SIMSC will be evaluated, in a collaborative process between Agencies and the Justice Portfolio, during the progress of the pilot project. What would you see as relevant goals or measures in relation to your own performance in the role of Manager SIMSC/Principal Consultant?



1. Given the strong cultures of the Justice Portfolio agencies what barriers would you anticipate when seeking management commitment for continuous improvement changes in injury management?

2. Would you give an example of a situation when you achieved a resolution of a complex, long tail claim? Please discuss the process and actions undertaken to achieve the outcome.

3. Would you describe the challenges you anticipate will arise during this project when you report directly to the Justice Portfolio SIMSC Manager but work collaboratively with the agencies? How would you resolve those challenges?

4. Would you outline your understanding of best practice principles for effective injury management?

5. Would you describe your experience in developing KPIs and measuring and reporting on trends in injury management to various executives in order to gain commitment for corporate change?

6. The Government has established several OHSW & injury management targets. What strategies would you put in place to ensure agencies who are resistant to change, achieve the targets?

7. Would you outline examples of injury management consultancies you have provided and to whom?

8. Please outline for the panel how you will outline to an agency Chief Executive the essential features of a best practice injury management system.

9. What initiatives will you take to moderate the costs of managing workers compensation claims in Justice Portfolio agencies?

10. With regard to the requirements of Section 58 of the WR & C Act, what alternative employment will you seek for a Police Officer who is permanently incapacitated from police work? (Firefighter who is permanently incapacitated from fire duties).

11. What strategies would you recommend for minimising the impact of psychological injury?

12. What steps will you take to ensure injury management processes are fully integrated with injury prevention functions in Justice agencies?

13. Please outline your approach to the prevention and resolution of claims related disputation.

Manager SIMSC ~ Interview Questions


Given that the position for which you have applied has a tenure of 12 months, please provide your proposed work plan for 12 months, with reference to the enclosed Strategic Priorities for the 3 main clients of SIMSC (SA Police, Department of Correctional Services and SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission).

Interview Questions

1. Describe a situation here you have been required to demonstrate leadership and the application of interpersonal skills to resolve a particular problem and achieve a positive outcome.

2. This position has approximately 5 staff reporting directly to it. These staff are accommodated across 4 locations. What strategies will you use to ensure that a team environment is created and staff are motivated and committed?

3. What experience have you had in developing and implementing quality assurance processes in injury management? How would you transfer that experience into this position?

4. How would you, in collaboration with senior management, identify procedural gaps in agencies, and

4b. How would you address these?

Principal Consultant - Injury Management : Presentation question

You are required to prepare a presentation outlining the key elements of “best practice” principles for effective injury management.

The first 10 minutes of the interview will be allocated to your presentation. Please prepare a “dot point” summary of the presentation for the selection panel to retain after the interview.

Interview Questions

1. Given the strong cultures of the Justice Portfolio agencies, what barriers would you anticipate when seeking commitment for continuous improvement and changes in injury management?

b. What strategies would you utilize to overcome those barriers?

2. In our agencies we have some complex long tail claims. Please discuss the process and actions you would undertake to resolve these claims.

3. Please describe your experience in developing KPI’s and measuring and reporting on trends in order to gain commitment for corporate change.

4. Claims of a psychological nature are the most significant claim type for the Public Sector from a financial and human perspective. Please describe for the panel an effective model for early intervention and management of psychological claims.


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