Children's Services Authorised Officer

An exciting opportunity exists to be part of the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division as part of the Department of Education and Training. Our Division is the Victorian Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care and school age care services. We drive the delivery of high quality services and ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of Victoria’s children using those services. We are looking for a highly motivated team player with demonstrated expertise in early childhood education and/or social regulation. The purpose of this role is to promote quality improvement in services by actively monitoring compliance, supporting and undertaking investigations, and undertaking assessment and rating of Victorian education and care services.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/DET/QAR/23523
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: Position Description 6989.docx (Word, 170KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ms Julie Cook, A/Manager
(03) 5225 1006

Position Details

The role of the Children’s Services Authorised Officer (CSAO) will be supervised by the Barwon South West, Area Manager, Quality Assessment and Regulation.

The CSAO will conduct assessment and rating visits, compliance visits and investigations as part of the core functions of the regulatory authority, performed in adherence with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) and Victorian Children’s Services Act 1996 (Victorian Law).

The role requires high level interpersonal skills and communication skills.

Effective management of relationships with internal and external stakeholders is highly important in this role, as is the provision of regulatory advice and guidance. The CSAO position will work collaboratively across other QAR regional areas.

The position will also involve travel which may include overnight stays.

This is a fixed term, two year (1.0 FTE) Children’s Services Authorised Officer position at the VPS 4 level, based in Geelong.

For this role you are required to respond to the five key selection criteria identified in the position description.

Please prepare a written document approximately two paragraphs per selection criteria. If this opportunity appeals to you, you may wish to discuss it further with Ms Julie Cook, (03) 5225 1006.

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 29/3/2017

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