Child Protection Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation) - Rural

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/521127
Closing Date: 23-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $105,277 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5.2 Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation) - Rural.docx (Word, 60KB)
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CPP5.2 Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation) - Rural.docx (Word, 60KB)
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Contact: Jenna Toms
9419 0391

Position Details

Office Location(s):
 74-78 Queens Street, Bendigo 3550 or 243 Eleventh St, Mildura 3500

Position Summary:

  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunity
  • Newly created position - Relocate to Victoria today

The Department of Health and Human Services, North Division incorporates several Growth Corridors, comprising of 17 Local Government Areas with a population of 1.2 million.

The Child Protection Program operating within the North Division is an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing the lives of children at risk. 

An outstanding position currently exist for highly motivated individual join the Bendigo or Mildura Leadership team in the capacity of Child Protection Practice Leader Sexual Exploitation.

As part of the Child Protection Leadership team, the Practice Leader Sexual Exploitation will possess the qualifications, skills and experience to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation. This will be achieved through strengthening the skills and knowledge of child protection practitioners and with an emphasis on collaborative approaches with service providers in particular Victoria Police and the broader service system.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the ideal candidate will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;

  • Superior practice and risk assessment capability
  • Leadership acumen coupled with experience assuming a mentoring role
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organization

In return you will receive;

  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Access to the Rural Incentive Program


Relocation assistance is available for the successful applicant

For a confidential discuss regarding this opportunity please contact Jenna Toms 9419 0391

For further information about working in Bendigo/Mildura please visit

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

Rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.

It is a great time to join the team.



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.

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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