Become a child protection practitoner

Become a child protection practitoner

Child protection practitioners work for the Victorian Government to investigate the safety and wellbeing of children at risk.

Being a child protection practitioner means making real change to the lives of our community's most vulnerable children and families.

What child protection practitioners do

Here are just some of the things they do:

  • provide advice and consultation to people who report concerns about children and young people
  • assess children and families where a child may be at risk of significant harm
  • make applications to, and attend, the Children’s Court of Victoria
  • engage and work with children and families to promote safety, stability and development of the child, and to strengthen family capacity

Qualifications and experience

Most roles require social work or welfare qualifications and case work experience.

Personal qualities

If you're passionate about social justice and the rights of children at risk, then a career in child protection is for you.

How to search and apply for jobs

For more information and to apply, visit the Child protection jobs website.

To see the jobs currently listed on Careers.Vic, try this Magnifying glass icon to indicate search link Search.