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CPP-5.2 Child Protection Practice Leader (Family Drug Treatment Court), Child Protection Operations, Goulburn Area (CPP 5.2)

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / Fixed Term from 14/08/2022 to 19/08/2023

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $114,830 - $125,735

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00638788

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00638788

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

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)

An exciting opportunity exists for a Practice Leader (Family Drug Treatment Court) on a fixed term basis in the Goulburn area.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Family Drug Treatment Court program seeks to assist parents to address their drug and alcohol abuse to enable reunification with their children. The program provides intensive case management and therapeutic intervention for parents and is chaired by a Children's Court Magistrate. This role requires close work with Child Protection practitioners, legal practitioners, court staff and Magistrates. The Practice Leader (Family Drug Treatment Court) assists the Child Protection workforce to prepare matters for court hearings and is a key voice of the department in court when matters are being heard.

The child protection Practice Leader is responsible for providing expert case advice and leadership; supporting and developing child protection practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management. The Practice Leader supports 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 Practice Leader also undertakes case practice quality audits and provides regular practice forums and reflective practice sessions.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Understands child development 
  2. Identifies risks to children
  3. Identifies the legislative and statutory framework
  4. Works confidently with families impacted by drug and alchohol abuse
  5. Operates effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment 

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

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

or

  • 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:
  1. a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma
  2. supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling

and

  • A valid driver's licence.
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.

MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  
For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

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. 

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 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)

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

CPP-5.2 Child Protection Practice Leader (Family Drug Treatment Court), Child Protection Operations, Goulburn Area (CPP 5.2)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed Term from 14/08/2022 to 19/08/2023

Job classification:

CPP 5.2

Contact:

Allan Muntz | 03 5832 1705 or Allan.Muntz@dffh.vic.gov.au

CPP-5.2 Child Protection Practice Leader (Family Drug Treatment Court), Child Protection Operations, Goulburn Area (CPP 5.2)