Employment Current Positions About the Centre The Centre is the peak body for child and family services in Victoria with over 150 organisations, students and individuals as members. We provide public policy and program advice, deliver sector training, facilitate and publish research, advocate for positive reform and work with our member agencies to make sure children and families have access to the services and support they need. We also provide consultancy services for the child and family services sector, which include developing frameworks, writing research-informed practice manuals, developing tools and resources, designing and delivering targeted training, working closely with community service organisations, local government and state government departments to build workforce capability. We run regular forums across a range of policy and practice areas to capture the views of child and family services organisations and their clients and manage various projects designed to improve practice in the sector. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The following positions are currently available: Project Officer, Residential Care Learning & Development Strategy About the Role The Project Officer is required to: Provide leadership and coordination of all activities inherent in the Residential Care Learning and Development Strategy [the RCLDS]; Support, implement and further develop the RCLDS for organisations working with children and young people in residential care; Engage, consult and liaise with residential care providers and other key stakeholders in the implementation of the strategy; Deliver training of the Centre’s RCLDS, Calendar, Fee-for-Service and RTO sessions to the level of expertise Research and monitor current and emerging policy issues affecting residential care services in order to inform the sector and to provide the basis for on-going advocacy; In consultation with the Centre’s management and the RCLDS Reference Group, facilitate purposeful stakeholder engagement to gain feedback on issues affecting Residential Care and the wider sector, and to promote the Centre’s work. Actively promote the Centre’s customised training with the sector and identify opportunities to promote customised options in allied sectors Project Management To provide a servicing role for the Residential Care Learning and Development Reference Group and other forums initiated as part of the state-wide training strategy, including the coordination of the RCLDS Reference Group meetings, minute taking, agenda setting and preparation of reports for the Reference Group. To develop and maintain a data base to ensure accurate recording of residential care staff accessing training and scholarships as part of the Residential Care Learning and Development funds. To coordinate and manage the implementation of the key priority areas and tasks within the RCLDS Training plan. Provide regular reports and information to the residential care sector via newsletters, website and other media as required. Provide appropriate briefings and reports on current or emerging policies, implementation, outcomes and feedback and other issues affecting the implementation of the strategy and future developments. Provide recommendations for potential improvements in relation to training and development opportunities within the sector. Represent the RCLDS project at appropriate meetings and forums as delegated. Design and undertake sector wide analysis of training needs in consultation with the Learning & Development Manager. Position Description : PD – Project Officer RCLDS – Nov 2018 For details concerning this role, please contact Jane Phillips Phone : 0423003217 Email : Jane.Phillips@cfecfw.asn.au To hear more upcoming opportunities within the Centre and the child and family services sector, subscribe to our email newsletter.