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Child Protection Practitioner

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

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

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

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.

Position Details

  • Number of vacancies available: Various - Ongoing and Fixed Term Opportunities Available  
  • Office Location(s): Preston

Position Summary:

  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Multiple opportunities available 
  • Convenient Preston location

The North Division Child Protection Program prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located within our Preston Child Protection Program service a diverse client base within the northern Melbourne Metropolitan area.

Multiple fixed term and ongoing opportunities currently exist for Entry level Child Protection Practitioners (CPP3) in our Preston office.

As a Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3), you will work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. You understand that small changes can have a real impact!

In this role your social work, psychology or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a supportive and hard-working team who all share a common goal.

We offer:

  • Exposure to contemporary Social Work Practice
  • Supervision by leaders in the field
  • Ongoing professional development

For a confidential discussion please contact Jackie Epstein on 0477736138.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families.

It is a great time to join the team.

How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/.

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.

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