Professional Practice Leader

The Professional Practice Leader provides a conduit between policy makers and service delivery teams to strengthen best practice through policy advice and knowledge sharing. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team they ensure consistent and effective practice is embedded to address the barriers that impact on the learning and development of children and young people. The Professional Practice Leader will respond to Area, regional and statewide emerging trends and play a role in the development, design and implementation of state-wide or regional projects. Building strong relationships with stakeholders, demonstrated leadership, training and presentation skills in building the capabilities of the workforce within a cycle of continuous improvement are all requirements of the role.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/NWV/20007872
Closing Date: 26-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Job 20007872 - Professional Practice Leaders VPSG5.doc (Word, 128KB)

Contact: Pat Brophy
(03) 83934588

Position Details

Professional Practice Leader – Complex Needs, VPSG5, Fixed Term 12 months

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated team player to join the Health & Wellbeing Branch of the Early Childhood, School Support Division of the North Western Victoria Region (NWVR). The function of this branch is to:

  • Lead or significantly contribute to state-wide and regional place-based projects that have a real impact on improving service integration and service quality
  • Work strategically to address barriers that impact on learning and development
  • Strengthen best practice through policy advice and knowledge sharing with the Allied Health, Nursing and Education professionals across the region
  • Utilise data and evaluation to inform and improve practice outcomes to meet the objectives of the Education State.
  • Share best practice in the delivery of health, wellbeing and education services and support the implementation of innovative practices
  • Develop processes to advance the professional development and supervision of regional and Student Support Services staff

The position ‘Professional Practice Leader’ is designed to work closely with a range of area based allied health teams within NWVR, including: from within Student Support Services, Specialist Children’s Services, Early Childhood Intervention Services – Intake, Visiting Teacher Service, School Nursing Program, MCH Line and Parentline. These teams support children and families from 0-18 years of age

The successful candidate must be available for regular travel within the regional area and hold a valid Victorian Driver’s Licence. A current Working with Children Check is also required.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training’s operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close 26/04/2017

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