Child Protection Practice Leader - Case Planning (CPP5.2) Preston

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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Job Details
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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Preston
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5.2 CP Practice Leader (Case Planning) PD 11.21.docx (Word, 127KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Natalie Pupillo

Position Details


The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.  The dynamic and professional practitioners located within our Preston office service a diverse client base, and work towards a common goal.

Due to new 21/22 investment, we are looking for Practice Leaders (case planning) CPP5.2 to join our Child Protection team in Preston


We can offer you:


  • Exposure to Innovative Social Work Practices
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing


Role Purpose:


The Practice Leader (Case Planning) has the formal delegation to endorse case plans under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 including using family-led decision-making approaches where appropriate. You will be responsible for providing expert case advice and leadership, supporting and developing child protection practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management. The role may also undertake case practice quality audits and provide regular practice forums and reflective practice sessions.


Key Skills:


  • Understanding of child development, attachment, and trauma theories
  • Understanding of the legislative and statutory framework alongside the Child Youth and Families ACT (2005)
  • Ability to work confidently with families impacted by Family violence, Drug and Alcohol abuse
  • Ability to work cohesively with Aboriginal children and families
  • Capable of working in a fast paced and changing environment and work collectively with key stockholders.
  • Excellent writing skills to prepare complex briefs, letters, reports, and court appearances
  • Be adaptable, resilient, display initiative and be capable of making sound rational decisions



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 (

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 (

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