Family Violence Practice Branch Manager

The Family Violence Practice Branch supports Education State goals and contributes to the Victorian Government's family violence reforms. The Branch works closely with a range of areas across the Department including early childhood, schools, higher education and skills, as well as supporting family violence prevention and response activities for the Department as an employer. The FVPB undertakes a range of activities to raise awareness and understanding, and to increase capability and leadership in family violence practice across the Department.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1407808
Closing Date: 19-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Family Violence Practice Branch Manager PD.docx (Word, 185KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Matt Trotter (until 12.7.19) 0420 711 193
Malia Dewse on 7022 1260 (after 12.7.19)

Position Details

The Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of practice, knowledge and leadership on family violence within the department at organisational level and in early childhood, schools, higher education and skills, as well as supporting the evidence and knowledge base expansion in family violence prevention and response. Leading a small team, you will contribute to developing excellence in family violence policy and practice through the work of the team.

The team's work will include providing support and resources, monitoring and evaluating initiatives and disseminating knowledge and good practice across the department. You will also support consistency and coherence in policy and practice across DHHS and DJR and address the key priorities for practice development identified by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the 10 Year Family Violence Action Plan.

The FVPB provides expert consultancy, advice and support on family violence policy, implementation and practice. It develops specialist materials, training and learning resources on family violence practice and contributes to the evidence base through evaluation and shares good and emerging practice.

Currently the FVPB is undertaking a significant project to develop, trial and evaluate evidence-based practice in schools. This aims to enhance schools ability to identify and support students affected by family violence and improve their health and wellbeing and academic outcomes.

Please contact Matt Trotter on 0420 711 193 before 12 July 2019. Following the 12 July 2019 please contact Malia Dewse on 7022 1260.

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. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email:

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Applications close 19 July 2019

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