Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Non-Supervisory) CPP5.1 - Casual (CPP 5.1)

Job posted: 22/07/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Casual

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $103,920 - $114,828

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/669432

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/669432

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828

Work location: Various

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)


-    Utilise your strong administration skills
-    Contribute to programs that support the wellbeing of Victorians
-    Provide authoritative advice across a range of issues

An exciting opportunity exists for Senior Child Protection Practitioners - Non-supervisory (CPP5.1) on a Casual basis to join our teams in Child Protection

Located in a central Operational Design, Implementation and Support Branch, the Child Protection Strategic Design and Operations unit and within it the Specialist Intervention unit, you have an important role to support Areas to deliver the Child Protection program.

The Specialist Intervention unit is a team of Child Protection Practitioners which will provide direct support to operational leadership to build the capacity, capability and sustainability of the Child Protection service in line with legislative and departmental requirements and the establishment of business and work processes to support local capacity improvements to better manage and identify opportunities to improve consistency and compliance and promote reform.

Operating as part of the team, these casual Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) positions will support operational Child Protection areas to progress critical tasks.

The role, undertaken remotely, will focus on activities such as case reviews to identify and progress tasks and support decision making, case follow-up and the completion of case closures.

Pivotal to your success in this fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess;

  • A demonstrated ability to quickly establish strong relationships with Area based Child Protection Practitioners and senior managers
  • Child Protection operational experience at a senior level

The number of hours and work times are flexible subject to negotiation and operational needs.  

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


Mandatory Qualifications

A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:

(a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably

(b) a practical component such as counselling or case work practice


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:

(a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma

(b) 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


A valid driver's licence.

A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that 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).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 


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)

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