About the organisation
The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.
Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.
We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.
The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.
Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.
All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.
The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.
About the role
This is a great opportunity to launch your career in Child Protection with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).
Our core objective is to establish a safe and stable family environment.
As an Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) with DFFH you will help to make meaningful contributions to the safety of children who are at potential risk of neglect or abuse.
In this role you will combine your welfare or social work qualifications and experience in a supportive and hard-working team who share a common goal to make a difference.
At the Advanced level you will have the opportunity to drive your own cases and work with others, as you share your expertise and your meticulous reporting skills across the team portfolio.
This is your opportunity to gain an excellent grounding across the entire child welfare process, dealing with a variety of complex matters from beginning to end, you will also be changing the immediate future of at-risk children and their families.
Key accountabilities (this is a summary, please view the PD for a detailed depiction)
- Critical Assessment and Reflection
Engaging in risk assessment and analysis as well as case management, reporting and engaging in reflective practice.
- Engaging Others
Engaging with children, their families and support networks. Collaborating with other practitioners and services and sharing knowledge.
- Delivering Results
Problem solving, making informed practice decisions, delivering improvements, and managing budgets to achieve best outcomes.
- Leading and Inspiring
Providing practice leadership to families and stakeholders, leading and developing colleagues and working to improve the existing systems in the DFFH.
The DFFH has a number of career pathways for Child Protection workers, and we would like to encourage your application to commence your rewarding experience.
How to apply
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.
For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.
Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website: https://childprotectionjobs.dffh.vic.gov.au/
Please quote in application: Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) via Pro Bono Australia.
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Families