Practice Leader, Aboriginal Family Decision Making (AFDM)

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All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/379861
Closing Date: 28-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5 Aboriginal Family Decision Making 379861 May 2018.doc (Word, 976KB)

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Contact: Veronica Martin
03 9479 0294

Position Details

Office Location(s): 679-685 High Street, Preston

Position Summary:

  • Practice Leader - Aboriginal Family Decision Making (AFDM)
  • Highly Rewarding Career Opportunity
  • Part time opportunity – work/life balance

An outstanding opportunity currently exists for a highly motivated individual to join the vibrant Preston based team in the capacity of Practice Leader (AFDM). The AFDM position will work collaboratively with practitioners and teams to strengthen case practice with Aboriginal children and families, to provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the ideal candidate will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;

  • Highly developed People Management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Leadership capability emulated through high level mentoring, coaching and supervision at an expert level.
  • Superior understanding of child development, attachment and trauma theories in relation to child protection practice, and engagement with offenders.

In return the successful candidate will receive Supervision by Leaders in the field, exposure to innovative Social Work Practices and ongoing Professional Development.


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.

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