The Court Children’s Service (CCS) is seeking an experienced clinical leader to oversee the work undertaken by CCS in the registries of Melbourne, Dandenong, Hobart, Launceston and Albury, and to be part of the services’ national leadership team.
With the recent launch of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, the Court Children’s Service (formally known as Child Dispute Services) has been expanded, and its role broadened, so as to enhance the assistance it provides to families and judicial officers making decisions about arrangements that are in the best interests of children.
The work of the Court Children’s Service is undertaken by Court Child Experts (CCEs) and Regulation 7 Family Consultants. Services delivered by CCS include providing family assessments at both the preliminary and final stages of proceedings, and assisting registrars in undertaking dispute resolution conferences.
The Director CCS Vic/Tas is supported by 4 Senior Court Child Experts who in turn are responsible for the work undertaken by approximately 35 Court Child Experts. Together with these senior staff, the Director’s role is to ensure that the work of CCS in the region is of a high standard and in line with national policies, directions and guidelines. The Director CCS Vic/Tas also works closely with the two other CCS regional Directors, and the Executive Director CCS, in setting the direction of the service and ensuring that it supports the Court in an efficient and effective way.
Applicants must have:
• A recognised degree in social work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, or a degree in psychology and general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board/Ahpra
• Extensive relevant experience working with children and families
• Experience leading/managing clinical teams
In addition to rewarding work and competitive remuneration, the Director CCS position offers the following benefits:
• An additional three days of paid leave following the Christmas/New Year closedown period
• A 15.4% employer superannuation contribution rate
• Salary packaging options
Whilst the preferred location is Melbourne, we are open to candidates from other registry locations within Victoria or Tasmania.
Want to learn more?
For an information package, which includes more about the position, contact officer details, and how to apply, please visit the Court's website at www.federalcourt.gov.au
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