Exciting new Child Protection Career Opportunities - Preston

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018 Preston Child Protection Career Information Series.pdf (PDF, 50KB)

CPP3 Beginning Child Protection Practitioner_20180926.pdf (PDF, 431KB)
Job Specification

CPP4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner_20180701.pdf (PDF, 432KB)
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2018-02-14 Senior Child Protection Practitioner - Non Supervisory CPP 5.1.pdf (PDF, 86KB)
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2018-02-14 Senior Child Protection Practitioner - Supervisory 5.1.pdf (PDF, 86KB)
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Child Protection - Team Manager - CPP5.2.pdf (PDF, 86KB)
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Contact: Jackie Epstein
0477 736 138

Position Details

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



  • Contemporary Child Protection Service
  • Newly Established  Entry level to Senior Leadership opportunities
  • Vibrant location – Preston 


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 within our Preston area service a diverse client base. 


Outstanding opportunities currently exist for practitioners at the Entry, Advanced and Senior Leadership level to join our highly motivated and driven Preston based team (CPP3- CPP5 Classification). 


As a Child Protection Professional you will work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. You understand that small changes can have a real impact! 


Your social work, psychology or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a supportive and hard-working team who all share a common goal. 


Successful candidates will benefit from the following;

  • Comprehensive Induction
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to contemporary Social Work Practice
  • Increased Work Life balance

New Graduates and experienced welfare professionals are encouraged to apply.

Full Time & Part Time opportunities available.

Relocation packages available for successful candidates.

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

It is a great time to join the team.

Further information: 

Attend a Child Protection Careers Information Session in Preston on the following dates: 

Tuesday 4th December and Thursday 6th December 2018. 

To find out more or to register please visit:


For a confidential discussion about these opportunities please phone Jackie Epstein on 0477 736 138 or Fiona Horan on 03 5434 5520.

How to Apply:

Please visit https://childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au/applications and select Preston as your location of choice in your application. 

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/ 

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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