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Director, In Home Care


The role:

This role provides an opportunity for innovation and strategy with a focus on working in partnership with carers to contemporise out of home care within OzChild and the broader sector. Our Director In Home Care will advance practice, increase the participation of carers, children and young people, be part of advocacy in the sector and drive outcomes and the building of evidence about what works for children and young people in out of home care. As the Director in Home Care your portfolio will include Foster Care, Kinship Care, Treatment Foster Carer Oregon and the Circle Program, with oversight of approximately 400 carer households across Southern and Western Divisions of Melbourne.

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work, our evidence-based programs and to review our annual reports https://www.ozchild.org.au/

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide both operational and strategic leadership of OzChild’s In Home Care services.
  • Successfully engage with funders, sector partners and key stakeholders at all levels to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • Continually build on the capability and support for staff and carers to enhance outcomes for children and young people; the capability and capacity of teams to deliver.
  • Seek opportunities for growth and expansion of In-home care services through evidence-based programs and approaches.
  • Key to success will be the ability to lead a large portfolio in a highly competitive and evolving sector, ensuring the highest levels of services are provided within a demanding financial, regulatory and compliance landscape.

(See attached Position Description for further details)

Who we are looking for:

  • A contemporary thinker with strong and demonstrated people, operational and strategic leadership skills.
  • Holds a sound understanding of Out of Home Care within the Victorian context.
  • Ideally with post graduate qualifications in leadership and has strong business skills.
  • Highly developed communication skills and ability to engage people at all levels.
  • Strong stakeholder manager.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC card for VIC.

How to apply:

You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW below.

You can view the position description below and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au using the subject line: Director, In Home Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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