Executive Director, Children, Youth and Families

Location Canberra
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-1903-94100
Posted 16 days ago
The Community Services Directorate of the ACT Government delivers excellence through client centred services and strives to create a safe and equitable community.  The Directorate has responsibility for a wide range of human services functions in the ACT, including multicultural and community affairs; public and community housing services and policy; children, youth and family support services and policy; disability policy; therapy services; Child and Family Centres; homelessness and community services. 
The Community Services Directorate is committed to the values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation.
Children, Youth and Families (CYF) in partnership with the community protects children and young people and partners with families, carers and community agencies to ensure children and young people are safe.  Key areas of interest are the “Our Booris, Our Way” independent review and “A Step Up for Our Kids” strategy.
The key areas of the Division focus on Operations, Staff support and development, Quality assurance and delivering reform. CYF works closely with the other Divisions in CSD to support service delivery.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a successful track record of leading a motivated and high performing team in the human services sector and has the following attributes and experience:
  • strategic thinking and change management skills;
  • system design, business planning and workforce capability development to support high quality operational practice;
  • demonstrated expertise and passion to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • high level negotiation and communication skills and stakeholder engagement skills; and
  • demonstrated high level leadership in organisational best practice in person-centred service delivery and community engagement;
 This is an amazing oppportunity to have a lasting impact on how Child, Youth and Family services are delivered across the ACT. A competitive salary and relocation package is on offer for this pivotal role.

Please submit a resume and brief covering letter (maximum two pages) which details your skill and experience relevant to the role here.  For further information, please contact David Reynolds from Davidson Executive & Boards on (07) 3023 1009 or email at quoting ref no. JO-1903-94100. 

Applications close: 11:59pm, 26 May 2019

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