Senior Child Protection Practitioner - Family Violence (Non Supervisory)

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

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
Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $101,935
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior CPP (Non Supervisory) Family Violence Wimmera.doc (Word, 976KB)
Job Specification

Senior CPP (Non Supervisory) Family Violence Wimmera.pdf (PDF, 372KB)
Job Specification

PD Preview: Preview unavailable for this role
Contact: Gerry Brown

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location:
Position Summary:

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner – Family Violence (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 - Family Violence (non-supervisory) 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. The position will also support child protection practitioners in the implementation of contemporary methods, systems and approaches to enhance the capacity of child protection teams to better respond to risk for children exposed to family violence. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner – Family Violence (non-supervisory) may have a portfolio lead with key family violence services and stakeholders to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

From here...