CPP-5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Family Violence), Child Protection Unit

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 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 (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: Preston
Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/378656
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $113,410
Job Duration: Fixed Term until 23/01/2023
Attachments: CPP5.1SeniorCPPFamilyViolencePDNovember2021.docx (Word, 125KB)
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CPP5.1SeniorCPPFamilyViolencePDNovember2021.docx (Word, 125KB)
Job Specification

CPP5.1SeniorCPPFamilyViolencePDNovember2021.pdf (PDF, 112KB)
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Contact: Sean Casey
0394 790 476

Position Details


The Senior Child Protection Practitioner – Family Violence is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of child protection practitioners. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner – Family Violence will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, to provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners to develop 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. The position will also support child protection practitioners in the implementation of contemporary methods, systems and approaches to enhance the capacity of child protection teams to better respond to risk for children exposed to family violence. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner – Family Violence may have a portfolio lead with key family violence services and stakeholders to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19)  based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (sharepoint.com)

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

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

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.  

For further information please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs).

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