CPP5.2 Team Manager - Community Based, Child Protection

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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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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Preston
Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/526461
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5.2 CP Team Manager (Community Based) PD June 2022_.docx (Word, 127KB)
Job Specification

CPP5.2 CP Team Manager (Community Based) PD June 2022_.pdf (PDF, 99KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Michael Rogers
0459 039 895

Position Details


An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Manager, Community Based on an ongoing, full time basis in Child Protection.

The Child Protection Team Manager (Community Based) is an out-posted child protection position. The Team Manager (Community Based) will report to the Deputy Area Operations Manager and will lead a team of Senior Child Protection Practitioners (Community Based) in the local area.

The position will be based at the Support and Safety Hub, but will be required to attend the local child protection office for child protection related activities and meetings.

The role requires an operational and strategic approach to ensure an effective, multi-disciplinary service response for families that promotes engagement within the community and reduces the need for child protection intervention.

The supervision of the SCPPCB will include reporting on activity and client outcomes.

The role will be required to collaborate with the Hub to develop and deliver community education on statutory processes and responsibilities. It will also include undertaking a leadership role in Hub governance arrangements as required.

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:


  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:


(a)    a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably


(b)    a practical component such as counselling or case work practice




  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent) and includes:


(b)     a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma


(c)     supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling




  • A valid driver's licence.
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.


For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.


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 Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) 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 COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


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) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> 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. 

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 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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