Senior Advocate
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 26 June 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 01727
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 June 2019
Contact Officer: Patricia Mackey on patricia.mackey@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 2222

Details: The Public Advocate and Children and Young People Commissioner (PACYPC) is seeking an experienced, motivated and passionate person to join our business unit as a Senior Advocate at the Senior Officer Grade C level. Together with the Public Advocate and Deputy Public Advocate, the Senior Advocate provides leadership for the PACYPC’s advocacy, oversight and engagement responsibilities in respect of children, young people and adults with disability (notably those who have contact with mental health and/or forensic mental health services) in the ACT. The position has a systemic focus, and is underpinned by a commitment to ensuring that the supports, services and systems that exist to ensure the wellbeing of clients do so in a way that is appropriately cognisant of their rights, including the right of clients to make their own decisions and/or have their views considered in decision-making about their own lives. The ACT Human Rights Commission values its diverse work team. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
Note: If you are a person with a disability and would like assistance to apply for this position, please contact the position Contact Officer.
How to Apply: See the attached Position Description for further information about the role. Interested applicants should submit a ‘pitch’ of no more than two (2) pages, together with your Curriculum Vitae and the contact details of at least two referees. Instead of specifically addressing Selection Criteria, the two-page ‘pitch’ should indicate how your knowledge, experience and qualifications meet the capabilities of the role.
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