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Senior Child Protection Practitioners - Non-Supervisory - Remote / Work From Home

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Classification: CPP 5.1
  • Reference:VG/DFFH/CSO/669431
  • Salary Range: $102,637 - $113,410

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. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs

position details

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. You 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 Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) 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.   

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time.

Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy for more information.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

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.  

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