Various Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner opportunities available

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/378597
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $100,429
Job Duration: various
Attachments: CPP-5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Non Supervisory) 378597 Mar 2017).doc (Word, 1.08MB)

CPP-5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory) 378597 Preston March 2017.doc (Word, 1.08MB)

CPP-5 Team Manager 378597 Preston March 2017.doc (Word, 1.08MB)

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Contact: Jenny Papageorigiou
(03) 9479 0460

Position Details

  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunities
  • Drive Sustainable Change - Relocate to Victoria today

The Department of Health and Human Services, North Division incorporates several of Melbourne Growth Corridors, comprising of 17 Local Government Areas with a population of 1.2 million.

The Child Protection Program operating within the North Division is an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing the lives of children at risk.  

Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated individuals join the Leadership team in the capacity of Team manager or Senior Practitioner (CPP5 level).

Team Manager/Senior Practitioners require expertise in operations and practice and play a critical role in the supervision and support of child protection practitioners.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;

  • Highly developed People Management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Superior Stakeholder Management experience, underpinned by a strong business acumen.
  • Leadership capability coupled with experience assuming  a mentoring capacity

In return successful candidates will receive Supervision by Leaders in the field, exposure to innovative Social Work Practices as well as ongoing Professional Development.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help our families.

Rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.

It is a great time to join the Preston team.


Position re-advertised. Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply.


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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