Senior Practice Adviser

The Disability Services Commissioner is an independent statutory authority established under the Disability Act 2006 (the Act). DSC provides a strong, independent voice to promote and protect the rights of people using disability services, exercising powers provided or referred to the Commissioner under the Act to:

Resolve complaints about Victorian disability service providers, including through conciliation or investigation

Provide education and training in relation to the effective resolution of complaints and the identification, prevention and reporting of abuse

Review of critical incident reports and investigate matters of abuse and neglect

Undertake Commissioner initiated investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect in disability services

Undertake an annual review of deaths in disability services.

Job Details
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Department: Disability Services Commissioner
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DSC/00480022
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: until 30/6/2019
Attachments: Senior Practice Adviser2018.pdf (PDF, 115KB)
Job Specification

Contact: John Fuller
8608 5788

Position Details

The Senior Practice Adviser

  • Reviews client incident reports and related documents from disability service providers following the assault, injury or poor quality of care of a person with a disability
  • Undertakes investigations into abuse or neglect in disability services
  • Documents findings with accuracy and writes reasons for investigation decisions.
  • Provides advice and recommendations to service providers and government agencies to support the prevention of practice and systemic issues that may contribute to abuse or neglect in disability services


Are you:

  • Passionate about improving practice and systems for services delivered to people with disability in Victoria
  • Skilled in the analysis of complex information and professional report writing
  • A team player who is able to overcome obstacles and achieve results?

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.    For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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