Senior Practice Leader

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/OOPP/374234
Closing Date: 28-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $103,441 - $119,052
Job Duration: Up to 31/08/2020
Attachments: CYF-5 Senior Practice Leader 374234 (June 2018).docx (Word, 57KB)
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Contact: Nik Nikolovski
Ph: 9370 0190

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Various Locations

Position Summary:

The Senior Practice Leader will be an integral member of the leadership team, providing expertise in the delivery of trauma informed care to young people accommodated at Secure Welfare Services.  They will support a highly skilled staffing team who provide care and support to a complex client group. The leadership and planning provided to staff and young people will be trauma informed and will assist them to work collaboratively in a therapeutic way. Many clients of the service have multiple and complex needs, they have typically been exposed to traumatic events and chronic disadvantage and may as a consequence present with challenging behaviours.


Are you:


  • Passionate about good outcomes for vulnerable young people?
  • A good leader who inspires others to be their best?
  • Ethical and professional in your approach?


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:

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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