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Advanced Child Protection Practitioners x3 - Rural After Hours Service - Gippsland

Department of Health and Human Services
  • Location: Gippsland
  • Job type: Part time
  • Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services
  • Salary: $85,279 - $96,759
  • Occupation: Community Services
  • Reference: VG/DHHS/SS/468913

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.

Number of vacancies available: 3 x 0.5 FTE Part Time positions Positions 468913, 468914, 382938 - please note only 1 application is required for the 3 positions

Office Location(s): Negotiable within the Gippsland Area

Position Summary:

As an Advanced Child Protection Practitioner working at DHHS you will be a part of an incredibly vibrant and diverse workplace working with people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

At an advanced level you will receive and assess reports about alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people, undertake investigations, develop plans, provide quality case management, and make recommendations to the Children's Court of Victoria and other relevant courts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is achieved.

The Rural After Hours team is responsible for responding to cases where clients are at significant risk and require an urgent out of hours response. This role will be required to operate outside of normal business hours (at night and on weekends and public holidays) as a part of a roster and with relevant overtime provisions applying. Employees will also be required to work a number of days in the office.

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: 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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