Practice Leader Child Protection Navigator

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Practice Leader Child Protection Navigator

Job Description

·       West Division – 3 fixed term/full time roles

·       North Division – 1 fixed term/part time (0.5) role

Salary: $108,726 - $119,052 plus superannuation


  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Drive Sustainable Change
  • New Government Response to strengthen Family Services

The new Victorian Family Preservation and Reunification Response forms part of the Government's plan to respond to challenges presented by COVID-19 for frontline family services and will strengthen collaborative and coordinated partnerships and practice between child protection and Response practitioners. The Response will promote child and family centred, culturally safe and responsive, relational and evidence informed practices so children and families in focus receive the right support, at the right time and place, and with the right people. 

While a place-based appointment is preferred, successful candidates may have the flexibility to work remotely for a negotiable period with a limited and agreed place-based presence.  Continuation of flexible work locations will be subject to mutual agreement and business requirements.


Role Description

The newly created Child Protection Navigator role will play a pivotal role to champion a culture and practice that will enhance improved ways of child protection and child and family services Response practitioners working together to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

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

·        A demonstrated ability to quickly establish strong relationships with sector partners and Area based child protection practitioners and senior managers

·        Leadership acumen coupled with experience assuming a mentoring role.

In return you will receive;

·        Support and assistance to relocate or operate remotely

·        Supervision by Leaders in the field

·        Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices

·        Ongoing Professional Development

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families.

For a confidential discussion please contact

West Division

Brimbank Melton – Declan Keating (m) 0400 579 872

Central Highlands Wimmera – Jenna Denniss (m) 0436 321 682

Wimmera South West – Karen Anderson (m) 0418 745 599

North Division

North East Melbourne – Jackie Epstein (m) 0477 736 138

Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply

To apply please quote Job Reference Number DHHS/CSOD/CPNavigator

Closing date for applications: COB Sunday 27 September 2020

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