Child Protection - Deputy Area Operations Manager - Continuing Care - Hume Moreland Area (CPP 6.1)

Job posted: 04/07/2021
Applications close: 25/07/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $124,033 - $145,009

Occupation: Community Services



Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $124,033 - $145,009

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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 Deputy Area Operations Manager is responsible for operational management across the local area including financial, budget, HR and performance management of staff, high profile case reviews and completion of ministerial briefings. The position leads practice to develop plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes.

The position will work collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders and directly supervises the Child Protection Team Managers and Practice Leaders in the local area.

This is a new role initially fixed term for 12 months. The role will lead practice in HMA in establishing the Orange Door, leading Case Contracting and initiatives with Aboriginal children. If you are a leader that is enthusiastic, driven, and collaborative then this is an opportunity for you.



At this level, the role has significant and deep experience applying this capability, and is recognised around the state as an expert in applying this capability with both colleagues and external stakeholders. Strategically plans for how colleagues/staff can continue to develop in this area, and successfully operationalise these plans

  • Critical Assessment and Reflection
  • Engaging Others
  • Delivering Results
  • Leading and Inspiring
  • Role Specific Accountabilities




  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree 

  • 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)

  • A valid driver's licence.

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



Please call Veronica Martin - Director Child Protection, HMA - 0411 135 731



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.

Child Protection - Deputy Area Operations Manager - Continuing Care - Hume Moreland Area  (CPP 6.1)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

CPP 6.1


Veronica Martin | 0411 135 731

Child Protection - Deputy Area Operations Manager - Continuing Care - Hume Moreland Area  (CPP 6.1)