Child Protection Operations Manager, Mallee

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 6.2
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/510671
Closing Date: 28-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $132,293 - $151,428
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP6.2 Child Protection Operations Manager Mallee - 510671 - Position Description November 2017.doc (Word, 1.09MB)

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Contact: Nathan Chapman
03 9479 0243

Position Details

  • Senior Leadership role
  • Child Protection Mallee Area  - North Division
  • Highly Rewarding Career Opportunity –Mildura location

The Department of Health and Human Services, North Division incorporates several of Melbourne's Growth Corridors, comprising 17 Local Government Areas with a population of 1.2 million.

The Mallee Child Protection program is responsible for the delivery of statutory services  under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to support the safety and well-being of vulnerable children and young people. The Mallee Child Protection Program provides services from the Mildura and Swan Hill offices.

An outstanding opportunity exists for a highly motivated and appropriately experienced individual to provide strategic and operational leadership  to the Mallee Child Protection program. The Child Protection Operations Manager works collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure system and service improvements. The role is accountable for the overall performance of the service, responsiveness to clients, development of the workforce and resolution of complex and high profile matters.

The ideal candidate will possess high level skills in the following key areas;

  • Leadership and strategic capability, and experience in managing, influencing and implementing change within a complex environment.
  • Superior stakeholder management experience, and strong business acumen. 
  • People management skills with the ability to forge and sustain professional working relationships
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Exceptional organisational and time management capability

The position is based in Mildura with the incumbent required to travel to attend state-wide and divisional work commitments.


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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 view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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