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Principal Practitioner

Locations: Mildura
Tenure: Full Time - Ongoing Subject to Funding
Salary: $72,653 - $86,356
Applications Close: This position will remain open until filled
Position Description: Principal Practitioner

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The Principal Practitioner is a pivotal position in:
  • driving Agency wide high quality practice and service delivery through the Agency’s ‘Quality Assurance and Learning Framework;
  • building and strengthening the practice skills and knowledge of all service staff across the Agency;
  • lead a practice culture that is evidence-informed, person-centred, strengths based and integrates theory and research into practice;
  • provide effective support to practitioners by providing expert advice and guidance on complex cases and support effective service delivery interventions and responses across the breadth of programs within Mallee Family Care.
The Principal Practitioner will also work closely and collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders including Alliance Partners, Networks and Child Protection.

The position will be located in the Agency’s central office but will be expected to support practitioners across programs and locations as required.
 Qualifications and Experience:
  • A degree in Social Work.
  • Extensive and broad experience working with children, adults and families in the community services sector. 
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior role.
  • A current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight when required.
 Personal Attributes
  • Self-confident, focused and clear about purpose and able to set appropriate personal boundaries.
  • Professional and confident in dealings with others.
  • Strong sense of ethics, morals and respect for others.
  • Strong interest in people.
  • Achievement, results and outcome oriented.
  • Open honest and flexible approach to communication.
  • Able to actively listen and suspend judgement.
  • Self-motivated, able to understand requirements quickly and work autonomously.
  • Demonstrate team behaviours striving for co-operative and professional relationships.
  • Ability to admit mistakes, as an opportunity for reflection, learning and development.
  • Demonstrates high levels of self-awareness including interpersonal strengths and areas for development.
  • Commitment to self-directed life-long learning, professional development and continuous improvement.
For more information regarding the position description please contact Maree Fullgrabe on 5023 5966

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