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Child Protection Practitioners


Job Description

Job description

  • A strong commitment to develop and support Child Protection Practitioners

  • Work collaboratively with your team to strengthen case practice and to provide effective service delivery

  • Highly rewarding career opportunities

Being a Child Protection Practitioner means making real change to the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children and families. A career in child protection will provide a range of professional pathways that support your personal growth and development.

We offer a supportive team approach, quality supervision with great training and development.

 

Skills and Experience

We are looking for experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection teams.

Key responsibilities include 

  • Assessing children and young people to bring about the changes necessary to ensure their safety, stability and development

  • Conducting risk assessments and investigations

  • Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children

  • Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children's Court of Victoria as required

  • Be responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating your expertise through case practice

  • Working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice

  • Provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners

To be a child protection practitioner you need a current and valid driver's licence and a recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and make a difference in vulnerable children's lives.

Salary

  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $68,884 to $83,640

  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $85,279 to $96,759

  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $98,396 to $119,052

For more information about the role descriptions of Child Protection Practitioners at different levels, please email childprotectionjobs@dhhs.vic.gov.au or visit https://childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au/roles/role-descriptions.

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