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Cpp-4 Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Child Protection

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Located in a central Operational Design, Implementation and Support Branch, the Child Protection Strategic Design and Operations unit and within it the Specialist Intervention unit, you have an important role to support Areas to deliver the child protection program.

The Specialist Intervention unit is a team of child protection practitioners which will provide direct support to operational leadership to build the capacity, capability and sustainability of the child protection service in line with legislative and departmental requirements and the establishment of business and work processes to support local capacity improvements to better manage and identify opportunities to improve consistency and compliance and promote reform.

Operating as part of the team, these casual Advanced Child Protection Practitioner positions will support operational child protection areas to progress critical tasks. The role, undertaken remotely, will focus on activities such as case reviews to identify and progress tasks and support decision making, case follow-up and the completion of case closures.

Pivotal to your success in this fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess;

  • A demonstrated ability to quickly establish strong relationships with Area based child protection practitioners and senior managers
  • Child protection operational experience at a senior level

The number of hours and work times are flexible subject to negotiation and operational needs.

HOW TO APPLY:

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 the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing 

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

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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