Team Manager, Child Protection (Goulburn)

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/520955
Closing Date: 10-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $103,721 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5.2 Team Manager Goulburn - Multiple Positions May2018 PD.docx (Word, 70KB)
Job Specification

CPP5.2 Team Manager Goulburn - Multiple Positions May2018 PD.pdf (PDF, 351KB)
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Contact: Megan O'Bree
0409 233 965

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 3

Office Location(s):
 Seymour (Investigation & Response), Shepparton (Integrated Differential Response and Contracted Case Management)

Position Summary:

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 case plans and will work collaboratively with the Senior Child Protection Practitioner to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners.

In the context of a whole of community approach, Child Protection Team Managers have a specific statutory role in protecting children and young people from harm and promoting their rights and healthy development.

This role may at times be required to operate outside normal office hours (at night and on weekends and public holidays) with relevant overtime or time in lieu provisions applying. Rural employees may be required to participate in an on call roster.

  • Positions are available in Investigation & Response, Integrated Differential Response (Case Management) and Contracted Case Management. Please indicate in your cover letter which team you are applying for, if you have a preference.

 Are you

  •  Committed to working with children, young people and families?
  • 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?



  •  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


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:

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

(c)     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


  • 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.
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