CPP4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (Rural After-Hours Service)

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: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Wangaratta
Reference: VG/DFFH/SSG/00462371
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP4 Advanced CPP (RAHS) PD 00462371 & 00462378.pdf (PDF, 86KB)
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Contact: Alexandra Mccaffrey
Alexandra.McCaffrey@dffh.vic.gov.au

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for an Advanced Child Protection Practitioner on an ongoing, part-time basis in Rural After-Hours.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (RAHS) receives and assesses reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is achieved.

Unit Purpose

  • All out of hours urgent child protection matters are responded to and managed by the After-Hours Service (AHS).  This includes receiving and assessing new reports and conducting urgent visits to assess the risk and safety for a child. Rural After-Hours teams support the AHS across the State. Urgent rural area visits are conducted by a Rural After Hours (RAH) team.  This includes responding to cases where existing and new Child Protection clients are at significant risk and require an urgent out of hours response and consulting with AHS throughout the outreach about key decisions. 
  • RAHS operates an on-call, re-call model and practitioners participate on a roster and conduct emergency outreach visits as required at night, on weekends and public holidays. In addition to conducting outreach visits, RAH practitioners will work a core number of days in the Child Protection office and undertake a variety of tasks that support Child Protection operations in the Area/Division.

 

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree
  • Working with Children's Check (WWCC)
  • A valid driver's licence.

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

MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY

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 COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
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 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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