Child Protection Practitioner, Rural After Hours Service

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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: CPP3
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/462383D
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP3 Child Protection Prac RAHS Goulburn Aug2019 PD.docx (Word, 60KB)
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CPP3 Child Protection Prac RAHS Goulburn Aug2019 PD.pdf (PDF, 177KB)
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Contact: Alex McCaffrey
03 5832 1768

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: x1 Ongoing, Part time

Office Location(s):
 Shepparton or Seymour


Position Summary:

The Child Protection Practitioner (RAHS) 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.  This may include taking matters to court. Being on call to conduct outreach visits out of business hours is a core part of their role. During their day time hours in the office they assist the Child Protection program with priority case tasks allocated by the Team Manager (RAHS).

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.

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 Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.

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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