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CPP-5.1, Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory & Non-Supervisory), Child Protection Unit, North East Melbourne Area) (CPP 5.1)

Job posted: 27/03/2024
Applications close: 14/04/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Other / 1 Ongoing, 2 Fixed term until: 01-NOV-25& 28/02/25

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $106,534 - $117,716

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/378611X3

Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/378611X3

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $106,534 - $117,716

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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.

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)

THE ROLES

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (supervisory) is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of child protection practitioners. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (supervisory) will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners in the development of 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 have supervisory responsibility, commensurate with their other duties.

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice, working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strength case practice, provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) may be responsible for receiving and assessing reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people,  undertaking investigations and developing 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 This may include taking matters to court. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) maintains a full case load, is a senior member of the team and works collaboratively with the Team Manager to provide effective service delivery and support to other practitioners.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE

  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.

Please open the position description to read more.

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

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

CPP-5.1, Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory & Non-Supervisory), Child Protection Unit, North East Melbourne Area) (CPP 5.1)

Job type:

Other / 1 Ongoing, 2 Fixed term until: 01-NOV-25& 28/02/25

Job classification:

CPP 5.1

Contact:

Laura Temple | Laura.Temple@dffh.vic.gov.au

CPP-5.1, Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory & Non-Supervisory), Child Protection Unit, North East Melbourne Area) (CPP 5.1)