Advanced Child Protection Practitioner

Job posted: 07/12/2017
Applications close: 31/07/2024 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DHHS/CPP4A

Reference: VG/DHHS/CPP4A

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Various

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.

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

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

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)

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.

Multiple vacancies available.

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner.


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)

  1. Critical Assessment and Reflection
    Engaging in risk assessment and analysis as well as case management, reporting and engaging in reflective practice.
  2. Engaging Others
    Engaging with children, their families and support networks. Collaborating with other practitioners and services and sharing knowledge.
  3. Delivering Results
    Problem solving, making informed practice decisions, delivering improvements, and managing budgets to achieve best outcomes.
  4. 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.

COVID 19 Vaccination

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status. 

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

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/

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Advanced Child Protection Practitioner

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Child Protection Recruitment Team | childprotectionjobs@dffh.vic.gov.au

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner