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Senior Review and Inquiries Officer

Commission for Children and Young People
  • Position Full time ongoing
  • Salary: VPS 5 - $102,637 - $124,183
  • Location: Level 18, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne – the Commission is currently working remotely due to COVID-19

This position sits within the Inquiries and Engagement Team. This team is responsible for conducting child death, individual and group inquiries as well as systemic inquiries. The team also leads the Commission’s work in relation to engagement with children and young people

Reporting to the Team Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and conducting inquiries including child death inquiries and individual inquiries. The Senior Review and Inquiries Officers will typically manage an individual case load of child death inquiries as well as assisting in the preparation of systemic inquiries as part of small inquiry teams. The successful candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as analytical skills. An understanding of the child protection, out of home care and youth justice systems is an advantage. The role reports to the team leader, inquiries and engagement.

About the Commission 

The Commission is an independent statutory body that promotes improvement in policies and practices affecting the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and young people. It has a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people. 

This position sits within the Inquiries and Engagement Team. This team is responsible for conducting child death, individual and group inquiries as well as systemic inquiries. The team also leads the Commission’s work in relation to engagement with children and young people.

The Commission is currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

About the opportunity

In this role you will:

  • Conduct child death, individual and systemic inquiries under the supervision of team leader and manager
  • Work with other team members on continuous improvement of the inquiry process
  • Contribute to Commission wide planning processes

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Exceptional written communication skills and experience in producing complex reports within agreed timeframes
  • An ability to manage a case load of child death inquiries of different sizes and complexity while also assisting on larger systemic inquiry work within agreed timeframes
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Free access to the building’s lifestyle centre including a gym, secure bicycles storage, shower rooms with hair dryers, straighteners, ironing board and fresh towels.
  • Free Parcel Lockers – no more missing deliveries or rushing home to meet the courier.

How to Apply

Please include a resume and covering letter and submit your application via the apply now button below.

There will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. There is no need to respond to the selection criteria itself.

The Commission is headed by the Principal Commissioner, Liana Buchanan, and the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Justin Mohamed 

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