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Case Practice Support Workers - Portland / Hamilton

Department of Health and Human Services
  • A number of Ongoing & Fixed-term positions available
  • Salary: $54,624 - $67,410
  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Wimmera South West location

About us

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, using the subject line: Case Practice Support Workers - Portland / Hamilton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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.

About the role

The Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protection Program is an incredibly diverse and vibrant service aimed at enhancing the lives of children at risk.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located in our Hamilton and Portland Child Protection branches, services a diverse client base across one of Victoria's key growth areas.

Multiple opportunities currently exist for highly motivated Case Practice Support Workers (CPP2's) to join our committed Hamilton and Portland based teams working in either an ongoing or fixed term capacity.

Case Practice Support Practitioners (CPP2) are integral to Child Protection, supervising the contact between children and their families as ordered by the Melbourne Children's Court.  This involves the provision of transport of children to and from the contact location, the observation and assessment of the interactions between children and family members and the provision of reports to Child Protection case managers to assess and plan for the child's best interests.

Successful candidates will receive:

  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices

This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career in this value driven organisation.

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. 

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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