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Department of Health and Human Services

Health, Medical & Allied Services >
Social Working

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time


Child Protection Practitioners

Job Reference: VG8515

Job description

·         A strong commitment to develop and support Child Protection Practitioners

·         Work collaboratively with your team to strengthen case practice and to provide effective service delivery

·         Highly rewarding career opportunities


Being a Child Protection Practitioner means making real change to the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children and families. A career in child protection will provide a range of professional pathways that support your personal growth and development.


We offer a supportive team approach, quality supervision with great training and development.


Skills and Experience

We are looking for experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection teams.


Key responsibilities include 

·         Assessing children and young people to bring about the changes necessary to ensure their safety, stability and development

·         Conducting risk assessments and investigations

·         Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children

·         Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children's Court of Victoria as required

·         Be responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating your expertise through case practice

·         Working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice

·         Provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners


To be a child protection practitioner you need a current and valid driver's licence and a recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree.


Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and make a difference in vulnerable children's lives.



·         Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $68,884 to $83,640

·         Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $85,279 to $96,759

·         Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $98,396 to $119,052


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