Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Community Based

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/0580387
Closing Date: 14-Jul-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: WD580387 CPP4AdvancedCPP_CommBased June 2020.docx (Word, 87KB)
Job Specification

WD580387 CPP4AdvancedCPP_CommBased June 2020.pdf (PDF, 98KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Suzanne Bryans
Suzanne.Bryans@dhhs.vic.gov.au or (03) 4243 5307

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location:
 Geelong 


Position Summary:

The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Community Based is an outposted child protection position that will work as a part of a team from The Orange Door in the local area. The position will report to the Team Manager, Community Based. The position will be required to, at times, attend the local Child Protection office for child protection related activities and meetings.

Working within a multi-disciplinary setting, the Advanced CPP, Community Based will provide advice, support and consultation to practitioners within The Orange Door, as well as to Family Services, Specialist Family Violence Services and Men's Services where required. Advice, support and consultation will occur where there are significant concerns for wellbeing of children and young people. The position will work collaboratively with the services to support earlier and more effective intervention to vulnerable children, young people and their families and, where required, support the engagement of families with services. Work may include direct involvement with unborn children, where there is a high likelihood of child protection intervention post birth. The position may also support the child protection program in the early identification and facilitation of appropriate referrals to The Orange Door and/or Integrated Family Services.

Are you

  • Committed to working with children, young people and families?
  • Able to effectively engage to provide families with the optimum capacity for change?
  • Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice?

This role may at times be required to operate outside normal office hours (at night and on weekends and public holidays) with relevant overtime or time in lieu provisions applying. Rural employees may be required to participate in an on call roster.

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

 
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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