Senior Child Protection Practitioner

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Senior Child Protection Practitioner

Job Description

Professional 2, Remuneration Package Range $100,067 - $119,681
Greater Darwin Region, Child Protection 
Ongoing vacancy in Darwin  

The Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Our Greater Darwin Region has an immediate need for an experienced Child Protection Practitioner in their Darwin and Palmerston offices to provide statutory and non-statutory welfare services to individuals, groups and communities in the Greater Darwin Region for the Northern Territory. 

As a Senior Practitioner, you are responsible for delivering assessment and initial case work services, and enhancing the skills, knowledge and capabilities of your colleagues and partner services through the provision of your professional expertise and demonstrated best practice. You will also undertake statutory responsibilities and exercise delegations under the Care and Protection of Children Act.

To be successful, you are required to have completed a relevant professional qualification, have extensive experience conducting strength based assessments and interventions, and demonstrated knowledge of working within legislative frameworks. In addition, you need excellent verbal and listening skills, be computer literate and have a strong knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, family and communicate structures, as well as the ability to work constructively and sensitivity with people from diverse cultures.

In return, you will be offered an attractive salary package including a generous market allowance, support to grow and develop your career, real progression opportunities and an opportunity to make a positive difference to a child’s life. 

For further information about this vacancy please contact Zara Geraghty, Recruitment Officer on 08 894 48743 or at 

Further agency information:

Quote vacancy number:       2354
Closing date:                        04/11/2021 

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit

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