CPP-6 Principal Practitioner, Child Protection (CPP6)

Job posted: 15/07/2021
Applications close: 29/07/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $124,033 - $165,985

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/378310

Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/378310

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,985

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.


As part of the Child Protection Leadership team, the Principal Practitioner must possess the qualifications, skills and experience to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable children and families, particularly in high risk, high profile, complex and sensitive cases. This will be achieved through strengthening the skills, knowledge and capabilities of child protection practitioners and leading a child focussed family centred practice culture with an emphasis on collaborative approaches with families and service providers.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the ideal candidate must possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;

  • Highly developed collaboration, communication and engagement skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Leadership capability and demonstrated experience in promoting exceptional practice and risk assessment through modelling mentoring, coaching and supervision at an expert level.

 This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk.

*Interviews expected to occur between 2 & 3 August 2021


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.

CPP-6 Principal Practitioner, Child Protection (CPP6)

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Angela Papoutsoglou | 03 9479 0654

CPP-6 Principal Practitioner, Child Protection (CPP6)