CPP5.2 Child Protection Practice Leader - Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) (CPP 5.2)

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $113,412 - $124,183

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/CSO/00403777

Reference: VG/DFFH/CSO/00403777

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

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)

 This role is classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Persons are eligible to apply, or those elegible under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010

1 position is available in an exciting opportunity for a Child Protection Practice Leader (AFLDM) on an ongoing basis.

The position is availabe in the Outer Gippsland Area.


The Practice Leader (Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFDM)) role will work collaboratively with practitioners and teams to strengthen case practice with Aboriginal children and families, in order to provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners. This position is responsible for co-convening Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making meetings for Aboriginal clients to develop plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of Aboriginal children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes; working in partnership with the community co-convenor and Aboriginal organisations in providing community education, training and consultation for child protection and Aboriginal agency staff.

The Practice Leader (AFLDM) will carry a caseload commensurate with their other duties. The Practice Leader (AFLDM) role will have some case planning responsibilities (in consultation with the Team Manager) and will to be expected to work closely, collaboratively and effectively with child protection practitioners at all levels. This role does not involve any formal supervisory responsibilities and is expected to be the first point of contact for AFLDM related issues. 

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes 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
  • A valid driver's licence.
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.

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

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 Victorian Chief Health Officer's 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.


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 outlining their suitability to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages)

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

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.  c

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.

This role is classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only are eligible to apply.