Child Protection Practitioner

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP3
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DHHS/CPP3/2020
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP3 Beginning CPP_05.01.21.pdf (PDF, 224KB)

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Contact: Chandler Macleod Group

Position Details

Child Protection Practitioners

Joining the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) as a Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) is the first step in a rewarding career where you will personally be making a significant improvement to the quality of life for some of Victorian's most at-risk children.

This is your opportunity to obtain thorough experience and exposure across the entire child welfare process, dealing with a variety of complex matters from beginning to end.

Key Responsibilities Include, however are not limited to:

-          Assessing children and young people in need of protection.

-          Conducting risk assessments and investigations.

-          Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children.

-          Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children's Court of Victoria as required.

-          Be responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating your expertise through case practice.

-          Working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice.

-          Provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners.

Benefits of a career in Child Protection Include:

-          Secure employment

-          Competitive salary

-          Professional development

-          Study leave

-          Work-life-balance

-          Generous leave entitlements

In this role your social work or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a supportive and hard-working team who share a common goal.

To be a child protection practitioner you will need a current and valid driver's licence, to have completed relevant qualification and hold a minimum of 2 years working experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website:

For more information on these positions please contact Chandler Macleod via email on

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Selected candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening ncluding a national police check and misconduct screening.


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