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Principal Practice Manager - Children, Youth and Families

Department of Communities Tasmania

Conditions of Employment

  • Salary: $139,383 to $140,935 pro rata per annum + 10% Superannuation
  • Classification: Allied Health Professional Manager Level 5 Grade 3
  • Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
  • Location: South
  • Hours of Work: Fixed term full-time day work commencing ASAP for a period of up to 12 months (part-time options may be considered by negotiation).
  • Please note: Other permanent and fixed-term full-time and part-time vacancies that may arise in the future may also be filled from this process.

About the Team

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) provides integrated programs that support all children, young people, and their families in Tasmania. The Principal Practice Manager is responsible for providing high level professional leadership to, and management of, Allied Health Professional staff within the Child Safety Service state-wide.

We lead clinical governance that strategically integrates systems, processes, leadership, learning and culture at the core of providing safe and accountable child safety practice underpinned by continuous improvement.

About You

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, to succeed long term in either role you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Extensive practice experience in field of Child Safety with advanced knowledge of child safety theory and application
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating and leading reflective practice activities in a child safety environment
  • Significant personal knowledge and expertise, including high level professional judgement to effectively review practices to ensure standards are maintained
  • Strong leadership skills to develop professional governance, manage and support quality and safety initiatives and provide high level advice to staff and senior managers within CYF and community sector organisations
  • Align to our workplace values of: Kind, Connected, Committed, Respectful

Duties include:

  • Provide leadership and the strategic development of an organisational culture and practice systems that are designed to facilitate the pursuit of safe, quality care for children, young people, parents and carers ensuring the delivery of practice is centred on the needs of children and their caregivers.
  • Provide high level professional leadership and direction in the development of a respectful practice language and a supportive workplace culture by role modelling the Children Youth and Families organisational values, the Signs of Safety Practice Principles and complimenting the Child Safety Practice Framework.
  • Work with the Director - Children and Families and the Service Development Manager to develop strategic linkages with key government and non-government service partners and stakeholders to minimise systemic barriers that prevent children, young people, parents and carers from accessing the clinical and support services they require

Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position.

Essential Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Social Work or a Diploma of Community Welfare Work or other tertiary qualifications at Diploma or above level which includes units of case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements in relevant fields.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (Employment type)

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

    • a) crimes of violence
    • b) sex related offences
    • c) serious drug offences
    • d) crimes involving dishonesty
    • e) serious traffic offences

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination: As a result of a risk assessment process the Head of Agency considered where vaccination is a necessary control to protect the health and safety of workers and the community and therefore it has been determined that prior to appointment to these duties a person to is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against the disease known as COVID-19.

How to Apply

We strongly encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, speak to the Contact Officer and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.

Your application should demonstrate with examples your relevant skills, experience or knowledge for the criteria. Click on the "Apply Now" button to log in/create an account and submit the application form.

Statement of Duties (PDF): Generic Principal Practice Manager AHP5 Grade 3 (June 2021) HPRNL WWC.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word): Generic Principal Practice Manager AHP5 Grade 3 (June 2021) HPRNL WWC_CSO.docx

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer.

For more information (Contact Officer):

Name: Zaharenia Galanos

Email: zaharenia.galanos@communities.tas.gov.au using the subject line: Principal Practice Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs

Phone: (mob) 0437 318 552

For adjustments and support in submitting your application: please email candidate.info@communities.tas.gov.au.

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