Manager, Adoption and Permanent Care

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF5
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/381361
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $100,159 - $115,276
Job Duration: 24/08/2018 to 02/11/2018
Attachments: CYF5 Manager, Adoption and Permanent Care (381361) September 2018 PD.docx (Word, 78KB)
Job Specification

CYF5 Manager, Adoption and Permanent Care (381361) September 2018 PD.pdf (PDF, 299KB)
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Contact: Andrew Philipson

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Box Hill, East Division

Position Summary:

The Adoption and Permanent Care program provides services including high level, complex casework to children and families in adoption and permanent care arrangements that aim to support a stable family life for children, promote emotional wellbeing and enhance children's capacity to form meaningful relationships as adults.

The Manager, Adoption and Permanent Care is responsible for strengthening the effective operation of the Adoption and Permanent Care program in Victoria. The Manager will oversee the day to day operation of the program and provide support and supervision to staff.  

This is a great opportunity to make a positive and life changing difference for children as well as developing and extending your knowledge and skillset in an area of work that is complex, diverse and hugely rewarding.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
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Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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