Disability Senior Practice Advisor, Client Support Services

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.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/510442
Closing Date: 23-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: WD510442 VPS6 Senior Disability Practice Adviser PD.doc (Word, 979KB)
Job Specification

WD510442 VPS6 Senior Disability Practice Adviser PD.pdf (PDF, 369KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Louise Aughterson
0429 230 298

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

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Position Summary:

The role is responsible for providing advice and support to care teams working with children and their families residing in or requiring a voluntary child care out-of-home care option. This will involve supporting care teams to advocate for the child in discussions with the NDIS to ensure their plan provides the necessary support to prevent family or placement breakdown or enable to the child or young person to return home, where possible. This may include: sourcing funding and arranging disability accommodation options, such as respite care where needed.

The role will support capacity building of care team members to advocate to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). A statewide focus and engagement with critical partners will ensure consistent child focused practice and support policy direction for voluntary child care agreements.

Are you:

  • Very experienced in disability services and out-of-home care?
  • Passionate about best practice to ensure the best interest of children and young people with disability are promoted?
  • Interested in shaping future policy on voluntary child care agreements and out-of-home care across the state?

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.

The Department of Health and Human Services has undergone a merger. Please note, as an interim measure, for further information please review both websites: www.dhs.vic.gov and www.health.vic.gov.au

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