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Child Protection Team Manager (CPP5.2) Preston

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 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.

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)

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.2
Work Location: Preston
Closing Date: 05-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5.2 Team Manager PD HMNEMA May-June 2022 (1).pdf (PDF, 208KB)
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CPP5.2 Team Manager PD HMNEMA May-June 2022 (1).docx (Word, 126KB)
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Contact: Veronica Martin
0411 135 731

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Outstanding opportunities exist for highly motivated Team Managers to join our Child Protection team in the Northern Metro office of Preston


  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing support and Professional Development 


Following new 21/22 investment in Child Protection within Victoria, DFFH are looking for Team Managers to join our Child Protection team in Preston. This is a great opportunity for Managers passionate about working with families and stakeholders to join our teams sharing common goals, values and beliefs.


We offer a supportive team approach, regular supervision, a suite of expert training, access to Employee Assistance Program and a focus on employee health and wellbeing.


This position also offers a competitive annual salary ranging between $113,410 – $124,183 plus super, in line with level CPP5.2 of our VPS Enterprise Agreement, generous leave entitlements, professional development, and supportive of work life balance with flexible working hours.


 Role Responsibilities:


The child protection Team Manager is a pivotal role. You are responsible for effective service delivery, managing resources and budget, cases awaiting allocation and a team of practitioners. The Team Manager has the formal delegation to endorse and review case plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes. The position will work collaboratively with the Senior Child Protection Practitioners to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support child protection practitioners


 Key Accountabilities:


At this level, the role is developing a reputation as an expert in the below capabilities. You will have consistently demonstrated these capabilities in all settings/ situations.


  • Critical assessment and reflection
  • Engaging others
  • Delivering results
  • Leading and Inspiring
  • Role specific accountabilities




  • Mandatory qualifications - A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree or a recognised Diploma of Community Services Work.
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • A current Working with Children's check card



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19)  based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (sharepoint.com)

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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.  

For further information please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs).

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.


These roles are available immediately so do not hesitate to apply or contact our Child Protection Directors for more information. Veronica Martin – 0411 135 731

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