The Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos MP, is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified people to appoint as members of the Suitability Panel in Victoria. The Suitability Panel, established under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, conducts hearings, and makes findings as to whether or not an out-of-home carer who is alleged to have sexually or physically abused a child in their care should be disqualified from being a carer.
Members will be chosen from a variety of relevant disciplines including law, social work, psychology, the treatment of sex offenders and other relevant disciplines.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the composition of the Victorian community. This includes appropriate representation of women, indigenous Victorians, young Victorians, Victorians living with a disability and Victoria’s culturally diverse community.
The successful candidates will work sessionally as Panel members.
Further information and the position statement can be found at www.suitabilitypanel.vic.gov.au or by contacting Ms Julie Paxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 8608 5752.
Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 4 March 2018