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Child Protection Practitioners

Organisation : Victoria State Government

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Legal, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : See description

About the role

  • A strong commitment to develop and support Child Protection Practitioners
  • Work collaboratively with your team to strengthen case practice and to provide effective service delivery
  • Highly rewarding career opportunities

Being a Child Protection Practitioner means making real change to the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children and families. A career in child protection will provide a range of professional pathways that support your personal growth and development.

We offer a supportive team approach, quality supervision with great training and development.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection teams.

Key responsibilities include 

  • Assessing children and young people who are in need of protection
  • Conducting risk assessments and investigations
  • Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children
  • Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children’s Court of Victoria as required
  • Be responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating your expertise through case practice
  • Working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice
  • Provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners

To be a child protection practitioner you need a current and valid driver’s licence and a recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives.


  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $67,866 to $82,404
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $84,019 to $95,329
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $96,942 to $117,293

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victoria State Government



How to apply for this role

For more information about the role descriptions of Child Protection Practitioners at different levels, please email or visit

Please quote in application: Child Protection Practitioners via Pro Bono Australia.

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