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Child Protection Principal Practitioner


Job title: Child Protection Principal Practitioner

Company: State Government of Victoria

Job description: 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 and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.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)Job DetailsDepartment: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Work Type: Ongoing – full time Job Function: Community Services Classification: CPP6 Work Location: Melbourne – Southern Metro Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/382511B Closing Date: 16-Jun-2024 Salary Range: $130,673 – $174,871 Job Duration: N/A Attachments: (PDF, 112KB)
Job Specification(Word, 183KB)
Job SpecificationContact: Lisa Scully
[email protected]Position DetailsTHE ROLEThe Child Protection Principal Practitioner has a primary aim to strengthen the skills and knowledge of child protection practitioners and build a child focussed family centred practice culture that integrates evidence from research and critical reflection. The Child Protection Principal Practitioner will undertake specialist assessments and interventions, case reviews, appeals and maintain case records, visit children, their parents, families and carers, and other professionals involved with clients of Child Protection. The Child Protection Principal Practitioner will provide high level expertise and offer secondary consultation and live supervision; facilitate staff mentoring and practice development; and provide leadership in the implementation of continuous improvement strategies based on clinical best practice.ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE1.1 Risk assessment and analysis – gathers information through a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify, articulate, and plan for the risks relating to each situation. Applies a strong forensic lens, and professional judgement, to analyse the available evidence.1.2 Case planning review and case management – draws insights from assessment and analysis to formulate a meaningful and effective case plan, and reviews case progress and outcomes. Co-ordinates and leads the planning, review, and management of casework within DFFH and across other agencies and services.1.3 Critical enquiry – uses evidence-based frameworks to investigate issues, and is able to understand the root cause of each issue as well as the potential implications.Please open the position description to read more.COVID-19 VACCINATIONThe department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current , given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.HOW TO APPLYAll VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the (JSE)
https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page
portal.Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria.
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.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.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)Please apply to submit your interest in this position.Job details Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Job Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/382511B
Location: Melbourne – Southern Metro
Work Type: Ongoing – full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP6
Salary Range: $130,673 – $174,871
Job Duration: N/A
Date posted: 03-Jun-2024
Application Close Date: 16-Jun-2024
Attachments: (PDF, 112KB)
Job Specification(Word, 183KB)
Job SpecificationContact:Lisa Scully[email protected]

Expected salary: $130673 – 174871 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Tue, 04 Jun 2024 07:15:55 GMT

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