Child Protection Practice Leader (Case Planning) Children, Youth and Families

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/399461A
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $107,119 - $117,293
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: PD Child Protection Practice Leader (Case Planning) Preston 399461 Jan 2019.docx (Word, 60KB)
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PD Child Protection Practice Leader (Case Planning) Preston 399461 Jan 2019.docx (Word, 60KB)
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Contact: Natalie Pupillo

Position Details

Office Location(s): 679-685 High Street, Preston VIC 3072

Position Summary:


  • Exciting Leadership role
  • Highly rewarding career opportunity
  • Excellent Preston location

We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and appropriately experienced individual to join our Child Protection team in North East Melbourne.

The Practice Leader (Case Planning) has the formal delegation to endorse case plans under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 including using family-led decision making approaches where appropriate, and is responsible for providing expert case advice and leadership; supporting and developing child protection practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management. The role may also undertake case practice quality audits and provide regular practice forums and reflective practice sessions.

This position will consult, and co-design solutions with children and their families, other practitioners and teams, agencies, services and the community, in order to deliver the best outcomes for children and their families.

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 safety screening processes.

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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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