Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (After-Hours Service) Casual Positions

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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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Box Hill
Reference: VG/DFFH/SSG/386681
Closing Date: 31-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 386681 CPP4 CAHS Casual.pdf (PDF, 88KB)
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Contact: Jenna Denniss

Position Details


Are you:

  • Committed to working with children, young people and families?
  • Able to effectively engage to provide families with the optimum capacity for change?
  • Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice?
  • Interested in a positive work-life balance?

An exciting opportunity exists for an Advanced Child Protection Practitioner on a Casual Status basis in Central After Hours Service.

The Central After Hours Service is located within the Eastern Metropolitan Region and provides a range of After Hours Services within the program area of Statewide Services Group. Services operating from the Central After Hours Service include:

  •  The After Hours Child Protection Service (AHCPS) is a state wide service that responds to new child protection reports and contacts regarding existing child protection clients made to Department of Health & Human Services out of business hours. The AHCPS also incorporates an after hours placement function for children and young people requiring out of home placement.
  •  The Streetwork Outreach Service (SOS) and Central After Hours and Bail Placement Service (CAHABPS) operates as an integrated after hours service providing assertive street based outreach to young people at risk of harm and exploitation in St Kilda and the Central Business District; and a response for young people at risk of being remanded due to their criminal activity, undertaking assessments in relation to bail placement suitability and facilitation of bail placement.

The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (AHCPES) 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.

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 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) <> 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 (

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