Family Violence Senior Practice and Policy Officer x 2 Positions

This newly created role will allow the successful candidate to provide expert advice on family violence and to develop initiatives to drive family violence leadership, practice and understanding. There will be the opportunity to work with multiple areas within the Department of Education and Training (DET) in a diverse range of activities, as well as operate across government and work closely with external stakeholders. As part of a new team the role will also contribute to the development of team culture, practices and work plans and priorities.
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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 - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1266284
Closing Date: 04-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: ATT1 -7152 PD Family Violence Senior Practice Policy Officer x 2 (2).docx (Word, 178KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Malia Dewse
(03) 9637 3834

Position Details

Family Violence Senior Practice and Policy Officer x 2 Positions

12 Months Fixed term - full time

This role provides a unique opportunity to join a new team within the Department of Education and Training (DET) and contribute to the whole of government work to address family violence. The purpose of the team is two fold:

• to enhance practice, knowledge and leadership on family violence within DET at organisational, school, early years and HE and VET levels

• to support consistency and coherence in family violence approach and practice across government departments.

The team is part of the Professional Practice and Leadership Division in the Regional Services Group. This role will report to the Family Violence Principal Practitioner. The team’s work will include providing support and resources, monitoring and evaluating initiatives and disseminating knowledge and good practice across the DET.

Areas of work include addressing the key priorities for practice development identified by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the 10 Year Family Violence Action Plan including the rollout of Respectful Relationships, whilst supporting the Victorian Government’s Education State. The team will also work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice and Regulation to drive consistency and coherence in policy and practice across all three departments.

To succeed in this role, you will need significant knowledge and experience of family violence practice and how to establish and embed good practice through a range of mechanisms, such as policy analysis, research and evaluation, training, professional development and information dissemination. You will need strong interpersonal, communication and stakeholder engagement skills and enjoy applying your skills and knowledge in diverse areas and be comfortable operating in a busy, dynamic and exciting environment.

Successful candidates will be chosen on the basis of key selection criteria and the balance of skills, knowledge and experience required for the team as a whole. Flexible working options will be considered.

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 4 April 2017 

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