Senior Chid Protection Practitioner (Supervisory & Non Supervisory)

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/521220
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP-5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory) 521220 Preston February 2018.doc (Word, 1.08MB)

CPP-5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Non Supervisory) 521220 Preston February 2018.doc (Word, 1.08MB)

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Contact: Sam Pell
03 9479 0556

Position Details

Office location:

679-685 High Street, Preston


  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Senior Practitioner Opportunities
  • Drive Sustainable Change

Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated individuals join the Leadership team in the capacity of Senior Practitioner (Supervisory & Non Supervisory - CPP5 level. 

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.

Senior Child Protection Practitioners are responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the mentoring of child protection 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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