Senior Child Protection Practitioner - International Recruitment

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

DFFH continues to attract the most capable people to build an exceptional, diverse and culturally safe workforce. We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces respect, diversity and difference.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/CPP5
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: CPP5.1 Practitioner.docx (Word, 233KB)

Candidate Information Pack International Recruitment.docx (Word, 313KB)

DFFH Office Location Information Pack.docx (Word, 659KB)

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Contact: International Recruitment team

Position Details


Now is a great time to make the move to live and work in Victoria with DFFH. We currently have roles across regional and metropolitan locations.

Please view our Office location pack for more information about our office locations and life in Victoria.  

If you're a person who is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children, then a career in child protection is for you. You'll find it challenging, rewarding and always changing. 


The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory and supervisory) is responsible for supportingsupervising and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice.

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory and supervisory) will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners in the development of plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes.


  • Generous leave provisions 20 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave, 5 days of professional development time per year, an extra 5 days of annual leave after 12 months of service. 
  • Entitlement to access long service leave after 7 years of service. 
  • Annual mobility payment of up to $1,595. 
  • Salary sacrificing car lease, private health insurance.
  • Wellbeing and support programs to support the mental health and wellbeing of practitioners. 


The role requires significant practical experience as outlined in the position description and the ability to demonstrate these capabilities consistently in all settings. 

You will also have confidence to support, advise and guide other colleagues on the application of these capabilities in their work.   

  • You must have a recognised Social Work degree, a valid driver's licence and a current social work professional membership.  


International applicants are required to apply online for regional and metropolitan positions.

Please research your preferred office location and review the attached Candidate Information Pack - international recruitment. 

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover letter outlining your experience, and motivations for wanting to relocate to the nominated location in Victoria 
  • Copy of valid social work professional membership
  • Copy of your qualifications and academic transcripts. 

Applicants must be eligible for employer sponsorship under the TSS 482 medium stream for 4 years.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including an international police check and misconduct screening. 

Please join us in attending an online information session on October 5th, 2023 at 7.00am (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Please register via this link Child Protection International Recruitment Information Session Tickets, Thu 05/10/2023 at 7:00 am | Eventbrite

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria / International Recruitment & Relocation (

Please note: applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies. 

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