Area Operations Manager

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.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

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

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

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The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP6
Work Location: Gippsland - Wellington
Reference: VG/DHHS/SSD/00518304A
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,513
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Area Operations Manager OGA CPP6.2 518304 Position Description Sept 2019.pdf (PDF, 96KB)
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Area Operations Manager OGA CPP6.2 518304 Position Description Sept 2019.docx (Word, 50KB)
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Contact: Geoff Houlihan
ph: 03 5144 9100 or

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): Bairnsdale or Sale

Position Summary:

The Child Protection Area Operations Manager has operational decision making and is responsible for effective service responses that improves outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families in the statutory Child Protection program

Are you

  • Committed to working with children, young people and families?
  • Able to demonstrate expert skills in child-centred family-focussed welfare practice, managing staff and establishing, managing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders?
  •  Able to lead the effective service delivery of child protection operations, strategic planning and performance reporting?

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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