CPP-4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Child Protection (CPP4)

Job posted: 17/02/2021
Applications close: 17/03/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Casual / Until 30/12/2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/CSO/603618

Reference: VG/DFFH/CSO/603618

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

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.

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.


Located in a central Operational Design, Implementation and Support Branch, the Child Protection Strategic Design and Operations unit and within it the Specialist Intervention unit, you have an important role to support Areas to deliver the child protection program.

The Specialist Intervention unit is a team of child protection practitioners which will provide direct support to operational leadership to build the capacity, capability and sustainability of the child protection service in line with legislative and departmental requirements and the establishment of business and work processes to support local capacity improvements to better manage and identify opportunities to improve consistency and compliance and promote reform.

Operating as part of the team, these casual Advanced Child Protection Practitioner positions will support operational child protection areas to progress critical tasks. The role, undertaken remotely, will focus on activities such as case reviews to identify and progress tasks and support decision making, case follow-up and the completion of case closures.

Pivotal to your success in this fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess;

  • A demonstrated ability to quickly establish strong relationships with Area based child protection practitioners and senior managers
  • Child protection operational experience at a senior level

The number of hours and work times are flexible subject to negotiation and operational needs.  


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' below to submit your interest in this position.

CPP-4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Child Protection (CPP4)

Job type:

Casual / Until 30/12/2021

Job classification:



Mary Roose | mary.roose@dhhs.vic.gov.au or (m) 0428 483 311

CPP-4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Child Protection (CPP4)