CPP2 - Vacation Program (VAC) 2019

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
Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Seasonal
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP2
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/VAC2019
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $52,891 - $65,272
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP 2 Child Protection Vacation Employment Program (VAC) PD.docx (2019).pdf (PDF, 347KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Child Protection Recruitment Team

Position Details

Child Protection Vacation (VAC) Employment Program 2019


  • Dynamic Child Protection Program
  • January 2019 Commencement
  • Highly Rewarding Career Opportunity


Are you a social work, psychology or welfare student interested in paid employment from 14th  January through to 5th  April.


Here's an opportunity to earn while you learn!


The Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection Program is seeking highly motivated social work, psychology or welfare students to join the Program over the upcoming Summer Vacation period.


Our VAC program gives university students who will be graduating in 2019, 12 weeks of meaningful, paid work experience. This successful and innovative program will expose students to a breadth of quality learning experiences relevant to the Victorian Child Protection Program.


Successful candidates will receive:


  • Professional development
  • Supervision by leaders in their field
  • Exposure to contemporary social work practice.


Skills and Experience:


We are looking for university students who will be graduating in 2019 and are in their penultimate year of social work, psychology or welfare related degree.


Salary range: $52,891


Location: Various – Metropolitan and Regional Offices


For further information regarding this opportunity please email: childprotectionjobs@dhhs.vic.gov.au.


Closing date for applications: Friday 5th October 2019


The Department of Health & Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed with the department. In particular, our focus is on increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection practitioners.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter, a current resume and an official academic transcript.

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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