Senior Disability Practice Adviser, Care Services Operations Support Team

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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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF5
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/CW/680575
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $109,249 - $125,735
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2024
Attachments: CYF-5 Senior Disability Practice Advisor, DFFH.COPL.CW.680575, PD, Sept 22.docx (Word, 131KB)

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Contact: Emma Stephenson – A/Manager Care Services Operatio
Ph: 0421058749

Position Details

Senior Disability Practice Adviser

The Senior Disability Practice Adviser is a key support for the division's Principal Disability Practice Advisor (PDPA) in guiding practice, and coordinating and monitoring activities, that support the care of children with complex disability who require additional mainstream supports to sustain their care in the family home, or who are residing outside the family home. The position also plays a lead role in working with Child Protection and Family Services to drive improved outcomes for children with a disability and collaboratively address gaps in disability and mainstream service systems.  Prevention of family breakdown is a key function of the role, and will require that the incumbent leads stakeholder discussions, case conferencing and other multidisciplinary meetings in relation to children with complex disability. 

The role requires high level stakeholder relationship management, including a strong interface with mainstream services and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), as well as direct engagement with the families of children with a disability.  


Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to provide a coordinated response to children and young people with a disability at risk of, or requiring, supports outside the family home; working with service providers and families to ensure the best interests of the child are addressed through their care arrangements.

Support the establishment of accommodation arrangements for children and young people who are unable to live in the family home due to their complex disability needs, including monitoring and oversight of the board and lodging arrangements in accordance with relevant policy and operating frameworks for children and young people with a disability.

Provide mainstream case coordination support, according to individual circumstances, to ensure children and young people in care arrangements can either return to living with their families or smoothly transition into adult services which meet their long-term needs. 

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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.

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