Advanced Child Protection Practitioner

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 - full time or part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Ballarat - Central Highlands
Reference: VG/DFFH/WWD/CPP4
Closing Date: 13-Feb-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: Flexible
Attachments: CPP4 Advanced PD.docx (Word, 128KB)
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CPP4 Advanced PD.pdf (PDF, 109KB)
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Contact: childprotectionjobs.dffh.vic.gov.au - Kim McKinnis
03 5333 6047

Position Details

Are you

  • Committed to working with children, young people, and families to make a difference in their lives?
  • 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?

We are seeking child protection practitioners, senior leaders and child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection team in Ballarat.

We can offer you:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Access to study leave
  • Extensive professional development
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Competitive salaries
  • Negotiable relocation package
  • Attractive career advancement opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive workplace culture

Steeped in history, Ballarat is Victoria's largest inland city, founded on the wealth of the famous Victorian gold rush, a legacy that continues today in Ballarat's grand architecture and streetscapes. Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events, food, brews, and wine with a fascinating heritage backdrop. Ballarat provides a cosmopolitan lifestyle and café culture, close to Melbourne with strong community connections through sport and culture. Ballarat provides an affordable lifestyle and has everything that you need. It is renowned for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary educational options that rank in the top performers in the country. Ballarat is an attractive place to call home for both singles and families.

Role purpose

The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner receives and assesses reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop 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. This may include taking matters to court.

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include: Working with Children's Check (WWCC) & Bachelor / Degrees of Social Work, Psychology or Similar

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 and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (sharepoint.com)

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)
Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

 


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