Employment Current Positions Implementation Support Officer – Social Policy and Research 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. Position Summary This position sits within the Social Policy and Research team, which is responsible for working closely with policy makers, advocating for child and family service providers and maintaining close relationships with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), parliamentary parties and other peak bodies to make sure that Victoria’s community organisations are able to meet the needs of the vulnerable children and families that rely on their services. The team undertakes research and evaluation to underpin social policy and advocacy. It also builds sector capability through its research, evaluation and project activities, including the Outcomes, Practice and Evidence Network (OPEN). DHHS has funded seven service providers in Victoria to test eight evidence-based programs (EBPs) to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. The programs have been chosen on the basis that they are scalable; focus on different cohorts of children and families; and span the continuum of risk from early intervention through to placement prevention and reunification. The Centre is providing implementation support to the organisations delivering the EBP trial to facilitate and document learnings, and share these across the across the child and family service sector. The Centre’s implementation support aims to: Build knowledge and understanding of the effectiveness of these programs in a Victorian context. Build understanding of the key challenges, limitations and strengths associated with delivering these programs. Build a framework for EBP implementation support for the child and family services sector with a focus on decision making, learning and continuous improvement. The Implementation Support Officer is responsible for supporting the child and family service organisations to effectively implement the evidence based programs being delivered in the DHHS trial. This role is critical for researching and documenting learning in relation to the implementation of EBPs in the Victorian child and family service system. Reporting to the Project Coordinator – Implementation Support and a wide range of stakeholders you will support EBP implementation capability and evidence building for the sector. Applications close 5pm Friday 25 May, 2018 For details concerning this role, please contact Dr Michele Lonsdale Phone : 03 9094 3521 Email : Michele.Lonsdale@cfecfw.asn.au To apply, visit the job ad page on Pro Bono here. The Centre is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To hear more upcoming opportunities within the Centre and the child and family services sector, subscribe to our email newsletter.