Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People

The Commission is an independent statutory body that promotes improvement in policies and practices affecting the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and young people, with a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people. The Commission also supports and regulates organisations that work with children and young people to prevent abuse and make sure these organisations have child safe practices.
Job Details
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Department: Commission for Children and Young People
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CCYP388483
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $206,539 - $330,582
Job Duration: Five years
Attachments: Final PD - Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People - November 2017.doc (Word, 300KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kate Wheeler, Fisher Leadership
commissioner@jofisher.com.au

Position Details

  • Significant leadership and advocacy opportunity
  • Strengthen support for Aboriginal children and young people
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovative practices

The Commission for Children and Young People is seeking to appoint an Aboriginal leader as the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People to build on the significant contribution made by the current incumbent, Andrew Jackomos PSM.  The Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People has heightened the scrutiny of services impacting on the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children in Victoria across all services systems.

Reporting to the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People will engage widely with the community and provide independent advice to Ministers, government departments and relevant stakeholders on relevant policies and services focusing on child protection, safety and wellbeing. Whilst leading in an integral, complex and diverse environment, the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People will provide a strong voice for children to ensure child safety and wellbeing is paramount.

You will demonstrate executive leadership experience within a public policy context, coupled with knowledge and experience working with and for Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal governed organisations.  Highly developed interpersonal skills will enable you to develop and maintain effective relationships and inspire change through service providers and health and government stakeholders.  Understanding of policies and practices related to Aboriginal children and child protection and experience working with Aboriginal children and families in the child and family welfare/health, education or the child protection/youth justice system would be highly regarded.

For a confidential discussion and to receive a copy of the position description, please call +61 3 9016 6000.

To apply: please email your application to commissioner@jofisher.com clearly referencing code DHScac1017, addressing your cover letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria to Kate Wheeler, Partner at Fisher Leadership.

Applications close: Friday 8 December 2017

For more information about the Commission, visit: www.ccyp.vic.gov.au


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