Child Protection Practice Leaders

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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: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/378580P
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $101,937 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP-5.2 Practice Leader 378580 - August 2017.doc (Word, 1.08MB)

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Contact: Jenny Papageorgiou
03 9479 0460

Position Details


  • Dynamic Child Protection Branch
  • Specialist Practice Leadership Roles
  • Innovative Social Work Practices

The Practice Leader is responsible for providing expert case practice advice and leadership to child protection practitioners and other key stakeholders to promote practices that are evidence based and in children's best interests within their family context.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill multiple challenging and fulfilling Practice Leader roles within our Preston-based team.

Our ideal candidates will possess highly developed practice and people management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organization.

Also pivotal to these roles is demonstrated leadership capability emulated through high level mentoring, coaching and supervision at an expert level.

Superior understanding of child development, attachment and trauma theories in relation to child protection practice, and engagement with offenders are highly desirable qualities.

This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk.


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 view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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