Cultural Support Plan Project Officer, Child Protection

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/381371CSPGA
Closing Date: 02-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: 6 months
Attachments: 381371 Child Protection Cultural Support Plans Project Officer Goulburn August2018 PD.docx (Word, 361KB)
Job Specification

381371 Child Protection Cultural Support Plans Project Officer Goulburn August2018 PD.pdf (PDF, 389KB)
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Contact: Laurie Sevil
03 5832 1741

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: x1 (Fixed term, full time for 6 months)

Office Location(s): Shepparton


Position Summary:

As a Cultural Support Plan Project Officer you will complete the cultural support plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care. The successful applicant will support Child Protection practitioners to gather information on culture, family and community to strengthen the child's cultural identity.

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the special measures provision, section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

This role may at times be required to operate outside normal office hours (at night and on weekends and public holidays) with relevant overtime or time in lieu provisions applying. Rural employees may be required to participate in an on call roster.

ONLY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT UNDER THE SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION OF S12(1) OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT (VIC).

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.


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