Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Case Contracting), Bendigo

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/521135
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $103,719
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP-5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Case Contracting) Bendigo 521135 February 2018.doc (Word, 1.08MB)

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Contact: Kim Grindlay
03 5434 5799

Position Details

Office Location(s): 74-78 Queen Street, Bendigo

Position Summary:


  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunities
  • Drive Sustainable Change


An Outstanding opportunity currently exists for a highly motivated individual to join the Leadership team in our Bendigo based office in the capacity of Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Case Contracting)

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Bendigo Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base within rural victoria.

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Case Contracting) will work with aboriginal children and their families to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. This senior practitioner role is responsible for receiving and assessing reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans. This may include taking matters to court. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (case contracting) maintains a full case load is a senior member of the team and works collaboratively with the Team Manager to provide effective service delivery and support to other practitioners.

Pivotal to your success in these challenging and fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess superior practice and risk assessment capability and leadership acumen coupled with experience assuming a mentoring role.

In return successful candidates will receive:

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


 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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