Child Protection Team Manager (Case Practice)

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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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Geelong - Barwon area
Reference: VG/DFFH/WWD/518119
Closing Date: 18-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 518119 CPP5.2 CP Team Manager PD.pdf (PDF, 108KB)
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518119 CPP5.2 CP Team Manager PD.docx (Word, 127KB)
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Contact: Ines Perovic
0417 916 278 or

Position Details


The child protection Team Manager is responsible for effective service delivery, managing resources and
budget, cases awaiting allocation and small teams of practitioners. The Team Manager has the formal
delegation to endorse and review case 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 work collaboratively with the Senior Child Protection
Practitioners to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners.

  • Risk assessment and analysis - gathers information through a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify, articulate, and plan for the risks relating to each situation. Applies a strong forensic lens, and professional judgement, to analyse the available evidence.
  • Child centred and family focused relationship-based practice - focuses on the child and incorporates the
    family and social network, to deliver timely and proactive solutions.

  • Culturally informed practice and safety - understands and applies culturally informed practice that is focused
    on the child in the context of their family, in a way that considers situations, activities, decisions, and
    outcomes from the perspective of each stakeholder's cultural background.


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. 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 (
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