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Child Information Sharing Project Officer

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Organisation : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Location : Melbourne (CBD)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Families, Government, Indigenous, Industry Associations, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 18 Feb, 2019

About the role


The project is being funded as a joint initiative by the Department of Education and Training (DET), the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), and Family Safety Victoria (FSV) to support an the Child Information Sharing Scheme, Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme, and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM).

The information sharing and MARAM reforms have been in response to a range of child death inquiries and the Family Violence Royal Commission.

The child and family violence information sharing reforms allow prescribed organisations and services to share information, in addition to existing information sharing permissions available to them. The reforms enable information sharing across the service system to enable more informed decisions that better respond to the needs of children, families and other people, including those experiencing family violence. MARAM guides information sharing under both information sharing schemes wherever family violence risk is suspected or present.

Collectively, the reforms are intended to create a more collaborative, integrated system to improve safety and wellbeing for all Victorian children and families including victim survivors of family violence.

Role summary

This role will support the sector in the implementing and integrating the Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM into their organisational systems, processes and practices. The project will support change management activities across the child and family services sector in relation to the reforms.

The role will enable child and family services and allied sectors to better understand and implement the reforms. The role will enable the needs and views of the sector to be effectively represented and supported by evidence-informed resources and materials to assist with implementation and to work with other peak bodies to build inter-sectoral collaboration to embed the reforms.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

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 for child and family services organisations and manage projects designed to improve practice in the sector.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Child Information Sharing Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

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