Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory), Rural After Hours

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/462379B
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $105,275
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 462379 CPP5.1 Senior Child Practitioner RAH (Supervisory).doc (Word, 128KB)
Job Specification

462379 CPP5.1 Senior Child Practitioner RAH (Supervisory).pdf (PDF, 91KB)
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Contact: Laurie Sevil
03 5832 1741

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
Shepparton or Seymour


Position Summary:

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory) is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of child protection practitioners. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory) will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners in the development of 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 have supervisory responsibility, commensurate with their other duties.

RAH 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 Division.

Qualifications

Mandatory

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

or

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:

(a)    a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma

(b)    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

and

  • A valid driver's licence.
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.

Desirable

  • Relevant experience

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 safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.


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