Child Protection Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation)

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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: Negotiable
Reference: VG/549834
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $107,119 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD CPP5.2 Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation).docx (Word, 61KB)
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PD CPP5.2 Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation).pdf (PDF, 372KB)
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Contact: Garry Miller
9843 6280

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Negotiable within the East division

Position Summary:

The Child Protection Practice Leader (Sexual Exploitation) plays a critical role in the protection of children and young people from sexual exploitation and is responsible for providing expert practice advice and leadership; supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners and other key partners in the integration of theory and practice. The Practice Leader will demonstrate expertise through case management interventions, systems development and relationship building, and bringing about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people. A key purpose of this role is to more effectively identify children at risk of sexual exploitation, work with Victoria Police to prevent it, and support young people to recover.

This role has a requirement to travel including travel to rural locations. A current drivers licence or the ability to utilise other methods of transport to meet this requirement is essential.

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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