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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Practitioner

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

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

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

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.

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: CPP3
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DHHS/CPP3/2020A
Closing Date: 05-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP3 Beginning CPP PD 081121.pdf (PDF, 181KB)

PD Preview: Preview unavailable for this role
Contact: Mikala Purton
03 9096 7933

Position Details

Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Child Protection

Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. YOU can help rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.

• Ongoing learning and development
• Challenging and rewarding role
• Make a difference in vulnerable children's lives

Skills and Experience

Are you passionate about social work or child welfare? We would love to hear from you! We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work, psychology or welfare graduates as well as experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our teams. You must have a valid driver's licence to be considered for this role.

Key responsibilities include:

• Assessing children and young people who are in need of protection
• Conducting risk assessments and investigations
• Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children
• Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children's Court of Victoria as required
• As a senior practitioner or team manager, you will also be accountable for supporting and developing child protection

COVID 19 Vaccination

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status. 

How to Apply:

To apply, click on 'Apply Now'. You will be directed to our child protection jobs site where you can access the job description and additional information about a career in child protection . You will need to provide your resume and academic transcripts when completing the application form.

For more information on these positions please contact Mikala Purton 03 9096 7933.


For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website: https://childprotectionjobs.dffh.vic.gov.au/ 


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