manager:transitioning aboriginal children in Melbourne CBD

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location
Melbourne CBD, Victoria
job type
Temporary
salary
AU$ 111 per year
reference number
90M0312256_1499821143
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job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to work in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to deliver on the government’s commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and self-management, as outlined in the vision of the Aboriginal Children’s Forum, Roadmap for Reform and Beyond Good Intentions.

The Manager will lead an established project team consisting of three project officers that will work along-side stakeholders to support ACCOs to assume increased responsibility for vulnerable Aboriginal children including those in out of home care and the delivery of relevant funded services. Based in the department, the project is overseen by a governance group that includes the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People and representatives from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal services.

This is a fixed term opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Victorian Aboriginal children and young people, families and Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Accountabilities

  1. Strategically design and develop the delivery of departmental objectives that impact significant localised service delivery and meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.

  1. Maintain an understanding of issues impacting the department’s clients and investigate and lead critical projects that develop and review policies, professional standards and operating practices that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improved client outcomes.

  1. Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.

  1. Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community.

  1. Work with senior management to set and achieve key performance indicators and standards.

  1. Effectively manage and provide leadership to a team of employees by:

  • leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribution to organisational goals and outcomes

  • modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values

  • where relevant, managing and monitoring specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility

  • pro-actively building and maintaining positive relationships with peers and stakeholders across the organisation.

  1. Provide strategic thinking and future planning and oversee change management initiatives and integrated approaches to enhance compliance with department-wide policies.

  1. Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.

  1. Represent the department on key government and non-government committees and bodies concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives.

  1. Manage and oversee the full life-cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:

  • Leading research, analysis and implementation of complex projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.

  • Managing and overseeing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.

  • Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.

  1. Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines.

  1. Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.

  1. Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  2. Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department’s ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

    Accountabilities

    1. Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.

    1. Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community.

    1. Work with senior management to set and achieve key performance indicators and standards.

skills

Manager
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