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Senior Child Protection Practitioner, Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC) CPP5.1 - Swan Hill (CPP 5.1)

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: North West Region | Swan Hill

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $102,637 - $113,410

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/00674871

Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/00674871

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $102,637 - $113,410

Work location: North West Region | Swan Hill

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)

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Supervision by leaders in the field
  • Contribute to programs that support the wellbeing of Victorians
  • Ongoing support and Professional Development


An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Child Protection Practitioner, Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC) to join the Child Protection team in Swan Hill.

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (ACAC) will work with Aboriginal children and their families to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. This senior practitioner role is responsible for receiving and assessing reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans. This may include taking matters to court. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (ACAC) 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.

 

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

For ‘Special Measure' Position. Special measure roles for people with a disability or other special measures as defined by section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 should also be included here

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

 

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:


  •      A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree 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


  •      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.

 

RURAL INCENTIVES PROGRAM 

External applicants relocating to a regional area could be eligible for up to $20,500 worth of incentives.

Internal applicants relocating to a regional area could be eligible for up to $15,500 worth of incentives.

If you live and work in an area classified as ‘remote' by the Australian Tax Office, you may also be eligible for additional salary packaging arrangements, such as mortgage interest, rental costs, and residential utilities. 

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 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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.

 

Senior Child Protection Practitioner, Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC) CPP5.1 - Swan Hill  (CPP 5.1)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

CPP 5.1

Contact:

Natalie Mensforth | 03 5022 3165

Senior Child Protection Practitioner, Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC) CPP5.1 - Swan Hill  (CPP 5.1)