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Company:
Community Services Operations Division 2

Category:
Community Services >
Children, youth & family services

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

Location:
Ballarat & Central Highlands
Regional VIC
Australia

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Ballarat – Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory & Non-Supervisory)

Job Reference: DFFH/WWD/CPP5

Ballarat – Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory & Non-Supervisory)

Central Highlands Area, Ballarat office 

Ongoing – Full Time & Part Time

$102,637 - $113,410 (plus superannuation)

 

Are you:

• Committed to working with children, young people, and families to make a difference in their lives?

• Able to effectively engage to provide families with the optimum capacity for change?

• Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice?

 

We are seeking child protection practitioners, senior leaders and child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection team in Ballarat.

 

Role Purpose:

A Senior Child Protection Practitioner is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of child protection practitioners. 

 

• Senior Child Protection Practitioner (supervisory) will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners in the development of plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes. The position will have supervisory responsibility, commensurate with their other duties. 

 

• Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) may be responsible for receiving and assessing reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people, undertaking investigations, and developing plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes This may include taking matters to court. Maintains a full case load, is a senior member of the team and works collaboratively with the Team Manager to provide effective service delivery and support to other practitioners. 

 

Come join our outstanding child protection practitioners in thriving Ballarat. Steeped in history, Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city, founded on the wealth of the famous Victorian gold rush, a legacy that continues today in Ballarat’s grand architecture and streetscapes. Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events, food, brews, and wine with a fascinating heritage backdrop. Ballarat provides a cosmopolitan lifestyle and café culture, close to Melbourne with strong community connections through sport and culture. Ballarat provides an affordable lifestyle and has everything that you need. It is renowned for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary educational options that rank in the top performers in the country.

 

We can offer you:

• Flexible work arrangements

• Access to study leave

• Extensive professional development

• Generous leave entitlements

• Competitive salaries

• Negotiable relocation package

• Attractive career advancement opportunities

• A friendly and supportive workplace culture

 

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

 

Contact for further information: Kim McKinnis via 03 5333 6047 or childprotectionjobs.dffh.vic.gov.au

Reference number: DFFH/WWD/CPP5

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 13/02/2022

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