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Commitment to the safety of children and young people: Children and young people are entitled to live in a caring and nurturing environment and to be protected from harm and exploitation. Children and young people should be safe, feel safe and be respected wherever they are. The Commissioner for Children and Young People prioritises the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in all work of the office and in our work with other organisations. We have an ongoing cycle of assessment, action and reflection in place and regularly review, update and refine policies and practices to assess their effectiveness and strive for excellence. We involve children and young people and their families in developing and reviewing our work. Commitment to diversity: The office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People recognises, values and embraces the diversity of our Western Australian community, including our differences in culture, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexuality, gender identity, age, abilities and life experiences. The organisation is committed to providing an inclusive and respectful workplace for all staff, and encourages applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply for the role.
This position affords an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team providing support to the Commissioner for Children and Young People. The position requires strong conceptual and analytical skills with a solid understanding of, and experience in, policy formulation in a public policy environment as well as team management whilst monitoring and advocating to strengthen the wellbeing of all WA children and young people. The Manager – Wellbeing, Research and Data works as both part of a team undertaking high level research and policy development, and as a dynamic manager of staff to enable the Commissioner for Children and Young People to perform the functions set out under the Act. The position requires demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and undertaking research and the analysis of data to inform policy development. An understanding of issues and trends affecting the wellbeing of children and young people and a commitment to the advancement of the interests of all Western Australian children and young people will be highly regarded.
Essential 1. Shapes and manages strategy The abilities to understand the organisation’s role within government and the community and to focus strategically; inspire a sense of purpose and direction; harness information, opportunities and alternative viewpoints; and show judgement, intelligence and common sense are important to this role. 2. Achieves results The abilities to build organisational skill and responsiveness; value and capitalise on professional expertise; steer and implement change within a project planning framework; successfully deliver intended results and achieving quality outcomes are important requirements of this position. 3. Builds productive relationships The abilities to build and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders; facilitate cooperation and partnerships; value and recognise differences and diversity, and to guide, coach and develop people are integral to this role. 4. Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness A personal commitment to public service professionalism, probity and professional development; engage with risk and show personal courage; the provision of strategic advice; a commitment to achieving outcomes through personal drive; demonstration of self-awareness and a commitment to personal development, and personal resilience in difficult circumstances are important to this role. 5. Communicates and influences effectively. The capacity to communicate clearly and confidently; to successfully listen, understand and adapt to different audiences; and to negotiate persuasively are important requirements of this position. 6. Considerable experience in research and data development, implementation and evaluation. 7. An understanding of the contemporary issues and trends related to children and young people.
For enquiries specifically related to the position please call Trish Heath, Director Research and Policy on 6213 2297, for general queries about your application please call Caroline Brasnett, Manager Corporate Services on 6213 2218.
Please ensure that you have read all the documentation provided and have addressed the selection criteria.