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Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (various roles)

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Organisation : The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH)

Location : Australia

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $90,067 to $102,192

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH)

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people’s homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

About the role

We are looking for entry level (CPP3) and experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals (CPP4 & CPP5) to join our child protection teams. Advanced Child Protection Practitioners work with more complex cases and situations. You need a minimum of two years case work experience in child and family social work.

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
  • 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, a Working With Children Check and a recognised Social Work, Psychology or Community Work qualification.

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

For more information about the role descriptions of Child Protection Practitioners at different levels, please email childprotectionjobs@dffh.vic.gov.au or visit https://childprotectionjobs.dffh.vic.gov.au/roles.

How to apply

For more information about the role descriptions of Child Protection Practitioners at different levels, please email childprotectionjobs@dffh.vic.gov.au

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Please quote in application: Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (various roles) via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Health_–_General, #Mental_Health
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