Child Protection Practice Leader AFLDM

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Shepparton - Goulburn
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00666703
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735
Job Duration: until 01.05.2023
Attachments: CPP5.2 CP Practice Leader (AFLDM) PD - 666703 - Jan 2023 .pdf (PDF, 183KB)
Job Specification

CPP5.2 CP Practice Leader (AFLDM) PD - 666703 - Jan 2023 .docx (Word, 126KB)
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Contact: Jessica Mathieson
jessica.mathieson@dffh.vic.gov.au or 0437 469 485

Position Details

THE ROLE

The Practice Leader (Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFDM)) role will work collaboratively with practitioners and teams to strengthen case practice with Aboriginal children and families, in order to provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners. This position is responsible for co-convening Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making meetings for Aboriginal clients to develop plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of Aboriginal children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes; working in partnership with the community co-convenor and Aboriginal organisations in providing community education, training and consultation for child protection and Aboriginal agency staff.

 

The Practice Leader (AFLDM) will carry a caseload commensurate with their other duties. The Practice Leader (AFLDM) role will have some case planning responsibilities (in consultation with the Team Manager) and will to be expected to work closely, collaboratively and effectively with child protection practitioners at all levels. This role does not involve any formal supervisory responsibilities and is expected to be the first point of contact for AFLDM related issues.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE

 

At this level, the role is developing a reputation as an expert in these capabilities and has consistently demonstrated these capabilities in all settings/ situations. Actively coaches colleagues in the application, theory and practice relating to these capabilities; engages and leads both colleagues and clients in these capabilities.

 

  1. 1.          Critical Assessment and Reflection

 

1.1        Risk assessment and analysis - gathers information through a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify, articulate, and plan for the risks relating to each situation. Applies a strong forensic lens, and professional judgement, to analyse the available evidence.

 

1.2        Case planning review and case management - draws insights from assessment and analysis to formulate a meaningful and effective case plan, and reviews case progress and outcomes. Co-ordinates and leads the planning, review, and management of casework within DFFH and across other agencies and services.

 

1.3        Critical enquiry - uses evidence based frameworks to investigate issues, and is able to understand the root cause of each issue as well as the potential implications.

 


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VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS POLICY

The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.

 

HOW TO APPLY

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.


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