Placement Coordinator

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: CYF3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DFFH/CW/377609
Closing Date: 28-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $86,973 - $97,833
Job Duration: Until 3/01/2023
Attachments: 377609 CYF-3 Placement Coordinator.docx (Word, 128KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Leonora DiPietro
Ph: 9412 2771

Position Details


An exciting opportunity exists for a Placement Coordinator on a Fixed term basis in the Placement Coordination Unit.

This role involves being a part of the Placement Co-ordination Unit within the Placement and Support Planning Unit. You will be responsible for the facilitation of Out of Home Care planning and care options for children within the Child Protection program. Having a clear understanding of the placement requirements of children and young people, negotiation skills and ability to work with key internal and external stakeholders is essential to ensure service delivery for children in Out of Home Care.

Are you

  • Skilled in planning and negotiating?
  • Interested in ensuring positive outcomes for children entering out of home care?
  • Capable of adjusting to changing work demands?

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

 

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:

 

(a)    a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably

 

(b)    a practical component such as counselling or case work practice

 

OR

 

  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent) and includes:

 

(a)    a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma

 

(b)    supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling

  • Working with Children's Check 

 

 

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.

MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  
For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

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. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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. 

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)

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