Senior Child Protection Practitioner Non-Supervisory (Intake), Casual

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.

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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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/710898C
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $106,534 - $117,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 710898 Casual Senior Child Protection Practitioner Non-Supervisory (Intake) PD_Nov 2023.docx (Word, 134KB)
Job Specification

710898 Casual Senior Child Protection Practitioner Non-Supervisory (Intake) PD_Nov 2023.pdf (PDF, 200KB)
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Contact: Corinne Fleming

Position Details


Are you an experienced Child Protection practitioner that is looking for a role that has flexible hours and work locations? An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Statewide Child Protection Intake team casual pool. As a casual employee you will be offered hours of work that meet the business need and provide you with the flexibility to choose work hours suited to your lifestyle.

As a member of the Intake team, you will handle incoming telephone reports of alleged child abuse or neglect, or reports where there is a perceived risk of significant harm to a child.

As the first point of contact, you will be responsible for assessing risk, triaging reports and recommending a course of action, such as whether a report is investigated further or referred to a supporting organisation. You will be expected to work with a level of autonomy, manage a case load and provide support to both less experienced staff and management. Case decisions will be made in consultation with a leading practitioner such as a team manager.

As a senior child protection practitioner, you will require extensive case work experience in child and family social work.

Please note that at the commencement of your employment if you have not already completed requisite training you will be provided induction training (useful if considering a further career in Child Protection or social services). This will involve working full time hours and you will receive payment for undertaking this training.


1. Risk assessment and analysis - gathers information through a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify, articulate, and plan for the risks relating to each situation. Applies a strong forensic lens, and professional judgement, to analyse the available evidence.

2. Case planning review and case management - draws insights from assessment and analysis to formulate a meaningful and effective case plan, and reviews case progress and outcomes. Co-ordinates and leads the planning, review, and management of casework within DHHS and across other agencies and services.

3. Critical enquiry - uses evidence based frameworks to investigate issues, and is able to understand the root cause of each issue as well as the potential implications.

Please open the position description to read more.

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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

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