Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4)

Job posted: 14/08/2017
Applications close: 31/07/2022 (Midnight)
30 days remaining

30 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/CPP4

Reference: VG/CPP4

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Various

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.

Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Child Protection

Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. YOU can help rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.

  • Ongoing learning and development

  • Challenging and rewarding role

  • Make a difference in vulnerable children's lives

Skills and Experience

Are you passionate about social work or child welfare? We would love to hear from you! We are looking for Aboriginal and torres Straight Islander 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 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

  • As a senior practitioner or team manager, you will also be accountable for supporting and developing child protection


Mandatory Vaccination Policy


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information – DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


How to Apply:

For more information on these positions please contact childprotectionjobs@dffh.vic.gov.au or Mikala Purton 03 9096 7933

To apply, click on 'Apply Now'. You will be directed to our child protection jobs site where you can access the job description and additional information about a career in child protection . You will need to provide your resume and academic transcripts when completing the application form.



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Mikala Purton | 03 9096 7933

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4)