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Senior Manager - Practise Leadership and Development - Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care

Australian Childhood Foundation

About the Foundation:

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is a respected leader in developing and providing high-quality learning opportunities and pioneering innovative tools. As a Registered Training Organisation, ACF excels in delivering a diverse array of blended learning methods, offering accredited and unaccredited training programs, including online, self-paced courses, webinars, virtual classrooms, train-the-trainer sessions, and customised in-person training, all aimed at supporting the well-being of children, young people, and their families.

About the Program:

Integral to ACF, the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care (CETC) is at the forefront of harnessing knowledge that shapes the care provided to children and young people in out-of-home care and youth justice settings. At ACF, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory, practical wisdom, and lived experience, ensuring that our learning and training resonate with the real-world challenges faced by practitioners, carers, and the individuals they support. Our audience spans across various sectors, including child and family welfare, youth justice, family violence, education, and health. Across both CETC and ACF's professional education programs, we employ contemporary learning solutions to empower professionals and carers in delivering high-quality care and support to children, young people, their families, and significant relationships.

About the Role:

The Senior Manager - Practice Leadership and Development, holds a pivotal position within the CETC's senior leadership team, contributing significantly to the achievement of its strategic goals. Leading a virtual team of subject matter experts in out-of-home care and youth justice, this role oversees the development and delivery of CETC activities, including accredited and unaccredited training, community of practice facilitation, practice guide and resource development, and knowledge translation. With a profound understanding of challenges faced by children and young people in these sectors, the role requires robust project management and consultancy skills to devise and implement effective strategies. A key aspect involves cultivating and sustaining strategic relationships with sector and government partners, driving projects and consultancies aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people.

About You/Key Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum 8+ experience in leading teams/programs in the social and community sector.
  • Experience in successfully working with internal and external subject matter experts to produce relevant and engaging digital and blended training packages.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and capacity to flexibly manage a range of projects/initiatives.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills and capacity to write for a range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of children's rights.
  • Knowledge of instruction design and how to use Learning Management Systems.
  • Experience with Excel and reporting processes.
  • Proven experience with developing internal and external partnerships.
  • Demonstrated awareness of out of home care and/or youth justice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and responsively in a dynamic environment.
  • A current Australian driver's license or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children Check or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of child welfare/protection policy and relevant legislation.
  • Direct experience in working in a statutory child protection or out of home care setting.
  • Understanding of child advocacy and related areas.
  • Capacity to work creatively and independently.
  • A well-developed ability to assist others to understand the implications of Trauma and Attachment theories and their relationship to experiences of abuse, neglect and family violence.
  • Personal values consistent with the values of the organisation.

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications.
  • Tailored Salary Packaging: We offer flexibility in how you receive your rewards, so you can make the most of your financial situation.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Your well-being is our priority. Gain access to a wide range of support services to help you navigate life's challenges with confidence.
  • Access to an Extensive Resources Library: Dive into a wealth of knowledge and insights, including resources and wisdom from leading experts in the field, to continually enhance your impact.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: we invest in professional development, with opportunities to expand on your experience, knowledge, and skills.

How to Apply:

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria listed in the advertisement.

For more information about the role or to request a copy of the position description, please contact Bree Roberts - HR Coordinator at [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Manager - Practise Leadership and Development - Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individuals with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LBGTQIA+ and people with disabilities.

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