Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - Preston (CPP4)

Job posted: 20/08/2021
Applications close: 29/11/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Community Services



Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne

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 people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.  Our specialist practitioners located within our Preston office service a diverse client base and are dedicated to delivering high-quality services to vulnerable children and families.

Hume Moreland and North East Melbourne Area are searching for Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (CPP4) in case management, contracted case management and investigation and response to join our highly motivated workforce in our Northern Metro office. Applicants with a strong commitment to delivering high-quality services to vulnerable children and families are urgently required.

You will be provided with a range of professional pathways that support your personal growth and development along with access to qualified support networks (EAP).

Being a Child Protection Practitioner means making real change to the lives of our communities most vulnerable children and families.


 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
  • Be responsible for 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


Mandatory Requirements

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes: (a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably (b) a practical component such as counselling or case work practice


  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent) and includes:

(b) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably

(c) a practical component such as counselling or case work practice


  • A valid driver's licence.

  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.


Please note Job reference - VG/DFFH/ND/HMNEMACPP4


Make the decision now to pursue a fulfilling professional career and make a difference.


Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is required to comply with directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer (CHO) as part of the current COVID 19 health response. As you would be aware, the CHO recently issued directions that employers are required to collect, record and hold vaccination status for certain employees in order to demonstrate compliance with worksite entry requirements. The CHO direction also identifies that attendance at workplaces will require both doses of the COVID 19 vaccination in order to gain entry for employees by 26 November 2021. As part of employment with the department, you will be asked to provide proof of your vaccination status (both 1st and 2nd doses) to the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to ensure compliance. Further information will be provided as part of the recruitment process.



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

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - Preston  (CPP4)

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Melissa Hart | melissa.hart@dffh.vic.gov.au

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - Preston  (CPP4)