Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Targeted Care Package, Preston

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Job Details
Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/498053
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Advanced Child Protection Practitioner TCP Preston 498053 February 2018.docx (Word, 945KB)

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Contact: Sian Bowen
03 9479 0516

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 

Office Location(s): 679 -685 High Street, Preston

Position Summary:

  • Dynamic Child Protection Program – North Division
  • Drive Change and your Career

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Preston Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base within one of Melbourne's key growth corridors.

Multiple opportunities currently exist for Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (CPP4's) to provide case management functions to children and families in receipt of a Targeted Care Package (TCP) which deliver wrap-around supports for children. The role also manages the case coordination function of TCP's contracted to service providers implementing the TCP.

Pivotal to your success will be your ability to assess risk, to build relationships with other professionals and to engage with children and their families in a supportive capacity, while addressing issues that compromise child safety and well-being.



In return you will receive;

  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Relocation Assistance


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



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.

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