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Child Protection Practicioner

Job Description

2020 Child Protection Career Information Series - Mallee Area

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Job Details

Department:Department of Health and Human Services

Work Type:Other

Job Function:Community Services

Classification:As per advertisement

Work Location:Mallee - North West


Closing Date:06-Oct-2020

Salary Range:As per advertisement

Job Duration:N/A

Attachments:2020 Child Protection Career Information Series - Mallee October 2020.pdf (PDF, 102KB)

PD Preview:Preview unavailable for this roleContact:Senior Workforce Services Adviser - Jackie Epstein

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: Various Oportunities Available

Office Location(s): Mildura & Swan Hill

Position Summary:

  • Dynamic Child Protection Program - Relocate to Victoria today
  • Entry Level – Senior Leadership Opportunities available
  • Outstanding Mallee area

Recent innovations to the Child Protection Program in Victoria have significantly enhanced the Practitioner experience.

Benefit from these changes and take your Social Work, Psychology or Welfare related career to the next level.

Whether you are in Victoria or decide to relocate, we can facilitate your transition.

As a Child Protection, Advanced or Senior Practitioner you will work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. You understand that small changes can have a real impact!

We offer;

  • Increased Work Life balance
  • Supervision by leaders in the field
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Exposure to contemporary Social Work Practice
  • The CP Rural Incentive Program

Relocation assistance available for successful candidates.

New Graduates and experienced welfare professionals are encouraged to apply.

For a confidential discussion please contact Jackie Epstein on 0477736138.

Attend an Online Child Protection Careers Information Session on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th or Thursday 8th October 2020Various times available.

To register please visit;

Upon clicking on the link above see the "Child Protection Career Information Series 2020 - Mallee Area" link at the top of the page and click on this to register your interest.

To Apply;

Please go to and nominate Mildura as your location preference.

To find out more about living in the Mildura area and surrounding attractions please visit;

This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk.


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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