The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice, working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strength case practice, provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners. The 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.
The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (non-supervisory) 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.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.
MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICYThe 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 (attached) 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 attached policy for more information – DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (sharepoint.com)
HOW TO APPLY: 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. For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your interest in this position.
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
This project was made possible thanks to support from the Victorian State Government.