Job Details
  • Reference388656G_1674098577
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryAU$90000 - AU$110000 per annum + + Super
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted17 days ago
  • ConsultantNaiyya Chhibber

About the Organisation:
Our client is a major department of the Victorian State Government, they develop and deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. The Department is responsible for Child Protection, Prevention of family Violence, Housing, Disability, Multicultural affairs, LGBTIQ+ equality, veterans, and the offices for Women and Youth.

About the Roles:

CPP4 - The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner manages a caseload and assesses reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop 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.


CPP5.2 The key objective of the Child Protection Practice Leader is to provide expert case advice and leadership support in developing child protection practitioners in their delivery of expert advice through case management. You will support practice in the development of plans to bring about changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people. As a leader, you will undertake case practice quality audits and provide a platform for regular practice forums and reflective practice sessions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Risk assessment and analysis
  • Case planning review and case management
  • Critical enquiry - use evidence-based frameworks to investigate issues
  • Identify and articulate risks to children such as factors that place a child at risk or abuse or neglect verbally and in written reports to stakeholders
  • Empathetically and confidently work with families impacted by family violence, drug/alcohol abuse, demonstrating a high-level understanding of the legislative and policy requirements relating to these areas of expertise
  • Empathetically and confidently work with Aboriginal families, demonstrating a high-level understanding of the legislative and policy requirements needed to support these families as needed
  • Operate effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment to deliver results in a timely manner

About you:
For CPP4 You will have minimum 2 years' experience in Child Protection or a related child and family service and are able to guide, advise and support your colleagues in application of their work.

For CPP5.2 The successful applicants will ideally have prior similar and significant expertise providing leadership within Child Protection team/s providing expert case advice and support in developing child protection practitioners with their caseloads

In addition to this, to apply for the above positions you will also have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role under Australian rules and regulations
  • Have Full working rights to work in Australia
  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related welfare or behavioural qualifications
  • In lieu of a Bachelors' degree, Diploma of Community Services Work or similar qualifications with a primary focus on child development, family trauma or human behaviour
  • A valid driver's license
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWC)
  • Have a minimum of two doses and an up to date vaccination status against COVID-19

What this means for you:

  • Perform a highly necessary and very rewarding role as a valued contractor within respected and reputable agency of the Victorian State Government that affects positive change for our States diverse communities
  • On-going opportunities
  • Receive a generous hourly rate above market average


How to apply:
Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, disability and culturally and linguistics candidates are also encouraged to apply.
For more information, please click 'APPLY' to forward your profile and current CV through to our friendly consultants!

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