Senior Child Protection Practitioner, Community Based

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/378355
Closing Date: 26-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $108,724
Job Duration: Until 30.04.2020
Attachments: CPP5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Community Based) - 378355 August 2019.doc (Word, 977KB)

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Contact: Practice Leader, Community Based
Vicki Ermel Ph 03 5434 5837

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): Bendigo

Senior Child Protection Practitioner, Community Based 

Position Summary:


  • Dynamic Child Protection Branch
  • Collaborative Community Based Role
  • Innovative Social Work Practices


An outstanding opportunity currently exists for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join the Bendigo based team in the capacity of Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Community Based). 


The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Community Based) is co-located in a registered family services agency and the Bendigo based child protection office and works collaboratively both within the child protection program and across the child and family services sector to support earlier and more effective intervention to vulnerable children, young people and their families.


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?

For further information on the position description and the
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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.

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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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