Child Protection Practitioner, Rural After Hours Mildura

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Job Details
Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP3
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/455563
Closing Date: 31-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $64,583 - $78,418
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP-3 Child Protection Practitioner (RAHS) 455563 July 2017).doc (Word, 285KB)

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Contact: Jackie Epstein
0477 736 138

Position Details

  • Dynamic Child Protection Program – Rural After Hours
  • Multiple Part Time Opportunities Available (0.5 - 0.9 FTE)
  • Genuine Work Life Balance  - Outstanding Mildura location

The Rural After Hours Team (Mildura) is a newly formed team responsible for responding to cases where Child Protection clients residing within the Mallee Area, are deemed at significant risk of harm. The work is part of the Victorian Government's state-wide After hours Child Protection Emergency Service (AHCPES), tasked with responding to child protection reports received outside standard business hours.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the recently formed, highly motivated  Rural After Hours Team (Mildura) in the capacity of  Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3). In this role, you will work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.

Your social work, psychology or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a vibrant environment with a supportive and hard working team who share a common goal. You understand that small changes can have a real impact!

We offer;

  • Increased Work Life balance
  • Supervision by leaders in the field
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Exposure to contemporary Social Work Practice
  • The CP Rural Incentive Program

Relocation assistance available for successful candidates.

New Graduates and experienced welfare professionals are encouraged to apply.  
Please note: we also have opportunties available for Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (CPP4).  Please visit for further information.

For more information:

Attend a Child Protection Careers Information Session on either Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th or Thursday 17th August 2017 in Adelaide. To find out more or register please visit

For a confidential discussion please contact Teresa Cavallo on 03 5022 3111 or Jackie Epstein on 0477 736 138.

To find out more about living in Mildura and surrounding attractions please visit

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online and submit 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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