Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Non Supervisory) - Interstate Liaison Officer

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

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/521757
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 8 months
Attachments: SCPP_Non_Supervisory_CPP5_PD - Aug 2018.docx (Word, 69KB)
Job Specification

SCPP_Non_Supervisory_CPP5_PD - Aug 2018.pdf (PDF, 352KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Kylie Hayden

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location:
 Within the West Division

Position Summary:

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) is a senior practitioner responsible for receiving and assessing reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is achieved. This may include taking matters to court. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) maintains a case load commensurate with their duties. The caseload will consist primarily of related cases, where the tasks are primarily administrative. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner –provides advice and guidance to child protection practitioners to ensure compliance with the Children, Youth and Families Act (2005) and effective implementation of the ‘Protocol for the transfer of care and protection order and proceedings and interstate assistance'. The position will maintain data for interstate liaison matters and contribute to project and policy work as necessary and related to the interstate liaison officer role.

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 safety screening processes.

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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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