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Child Protection Practitioners

Advertiser: Department of Health and Human Services - Child ProtectionMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
23 Jan 2019
Location
Canterbury
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Child Protection Practitioners

PLEASE NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE BASED IN AUSTRALIA

Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. As a Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll:

  • Make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives
  • Benefit from ongoing learning and development
  • Be challenged and rewarded every day
  • Be based in Victoria

Skills and experience

We are looking for social work, psychology or welfare graduates as well as experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our teams. You must have a valid driver’s licence to be considered for this role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assessing children and young people whom 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

As a senior practitioner or team manager, you will also be accountable for supporting and developing child protection practitioners, whilst demonstrating expertise in case practice and supervision

Salary
Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $66,699 to $80,987
Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $82,574 to $93,689
Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $95,275 to $115,276

There are various positions available across Victoria’s metropolitan and rural areas. To apply, visit childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au. For other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities, please visit careers.vic.gov.au

DHHS is 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. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

In particular, our focus is on increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Practitioners. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advise and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

DHHS takes a zero tolerance to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. Employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse. Police Checks form part of the Department of Health and Human Services recruitment process. For more information about the Department of Health and Human Services visit dhhs.vic.gov.au.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE BASED IN AUSTRALIA

Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. As a Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll:

  • Make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives
  • Benefit from ongoing learning and development
  • Be challenged and rewarded every day
  • Be based in Victoria

Skills and experience

We are looking for social work, psychology or welfare graduates as well as experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our teams. You must have a valid driver’s licence to be considered for this role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assessing children and young people whom 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

As a senior practitioner or team manager, you will also be accountable for supporting and developing child protection practitioners, whilst demonstrating expertise in case practice and supervision

Salary
Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $66,699 to $80,987
Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $82,574 to $93,689
Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $95,275 to $115,276

There are various positions available across Victoria’s metropolitan and rural areas. To apply, visit childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au. For other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities, please visit careers.vic.gov.au

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