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Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Rural After Hours - Warrnambool

Department of Families, Fairness & Housing
  • Reference number: VG/DFFH/COPL/433825
  • Warrnambool
  • $91,418 - $103,725 per annum pro rate + Superannuation
  • Ongoing, Part time 


The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (RAHS) receives and assesses reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is achieved.

Urgent rural area visits are conducted by the Rural After Hours Service (RAHS) team. This includes responding to cases where existing and new Child Protection clients are at significant risk and require an urgent out of hours response and consulting with AHS throughout the outreach about key decisions. RAHS operates an on-call, re-call model and practitioners participate on a roster and conduct emergency outreach visits as required at night, on weekends and public holidays. In addition to conducting outreach visits, RAHS practitioners will work a core number of days in the Child Protection office and undertake a variety of tasks that support Child Protection operations in the Area/Division.


  • Risk assessment and analysis - gathers information through a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify, articulate, and plan for the risks relating to each situation. Applies a strong forensic lens, and professional judgement, to analyse the available evidence. 
  • Case planning review and case management - draws insights from assessment and analysis to formulate a meaningful and effective case plan, and reviews case progress and outcomes. Co-ordinates and leads the planning, review, and management of casework within DFFH and across other agencies and services. 
  • Critical enquiry - uses evidence based frameworks to investigate issues, and is able to understand the root cause of each issue as well as the potential implications.  


External applicants relocating to an area in regional Victoria could be eligible for up to $16,000 worth of new starter financial incentives and relocation supplements as part of the Regional Recuitment and Incentive Program for Child Protection, in addition to existing financial incentives available under the VPS Agreement 2020 (such as Salary Packaging and annual Mobility payment) as well as a range of non-financial incentives.

If you live and work in an area classified as ‘remote' by the Australian Tax Office, you may also be eligible for additional salary packaging arrangements, such as mortgage interest, rental costs, and residential utilities.  


For further information on this role please download a copy of the position description available on our website or contact Donna McKay at [email protected] using the subject line: Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Rural After Hours - Warrnambool enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 03-5226-4418.

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