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CPP-4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (Community Based & Case Contracting), North East Melbourne Area

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.

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP4
Work Location: Preston
Reference: VG/DFFH/ND/378556
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP4 Advanced CPP Community Based PD 15062023 (1).pdf (PDF, 112KB)
Job Specification

CPP4AdvancedCPPPD-CaseContracting2024.pdf (PDF, 110KB)
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Contact: Courtney Smith
Courtney.smith@dffh.vic.gov.au

Position Details

2 Ongoing opportunities availible in the North East Melbourne Area for an Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (Case Contracting) and an Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (Community Based) 

THE ROLE'S

Case Contracting:

The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner receives and assesses reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop 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. This may include taking matters to court.

Community Based:

The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Community Based is an outposted child protection position that will work as a part of a team from The Orange Door in the local area. The position will report to the Team Manager, Community Based. The position will be required to, at times, attend the local Child Protection office for child protection related activities and meetings.

Working within a multi-disciplinary setting, the Advanced CPP, Community Based will provide advice, support and consultation to practitioners within The Orange Door, as well as to Family Services, Specialist Family Violence Services and Men's Services where required. Advice, support, and consultation will occur where there are significant concerns for wellbeing of children and young people. The position will work collaboratively with the services to support earlier and more effective intervention to vulnerable children, young people and their families and, where required, support the engagement of families with services. Work may include direct involvement with unborn children, where there is a high likelihood of child protection intervention post birth. The position may also support the child protection program in the early identification and facilitation of appropriate referrals to The Orange Door and/or Integrated Family Services.

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE

  1. Critical Assessment and Reflection
    Engaging in risk assessment and analysis as well as case management, reporting and engaging in reflective practice.
  2. Engaging Others
    Engaging with children, their families and support networks. Collaborating with other practitioners and services and sharing knowledge.
  3. Delivering Results
    Problem solving, making informed practice decisions, delivering improvements, and managing budgets to achieve best outcomes.
  4. Leading and Inspiring
    Providing practice leadership to families and stakeholders, leading and developing colleagues and working to improve the existing systems in the DFFH.

Please open the position description to read more.

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

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.


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