Practice Leader CP Navigator (CPP 5.2)

Job posted: 07/05/2024
Applications close: 21/05/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Fixed term / Fixed term until: 28-FEB-2025

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $117,718 - $128,897

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/WWD/585208-C

Reference: VG/DFFH/WWD/585208-C

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $117,718 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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 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.


  • Model leadership in a range of areas including expert knowledge of legislation, policy and procedure, the application of the Best Interest Case Practice Model and the ability to think critically and analytically to achieve best outcomes for children and families.
  • Carry a caseload (allocated or co-allocated) commensurate with their other duties, with a focus on high risk and complex cases.
  • Implement reflective practice and other staff development strategies for child protection practitioners, as well as practitioners in the Support and Safety Hub for their area. This may include establishing and/or maintaining a local consultative panel for the Support and Safety Hub and/or Integrated Family Services and Specialist Family Violence Services (men's and women's).
  • Works collaboratively with the Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner/s to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners.

Please open the position description to read more.

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.


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.

Practice Leader CP Navigator (CPP 5.2)

Job type:

Fixed term / Fixed term until: 28-FEB-2025

Job classification:

CPP 5.2


Chloe Desira | 0438 450 972 – chloe.desira@dffh.vic.gov.au

Practice Leader CP Navigator (CPP 5.2)