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Child Protection - Deputy Area Operations Manager - Continuing Care

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Outstanding opportunities currently exist for Deputy Area Operations Manager – Continuing Care to join our Child Protection team in the Northern Metro office location.

  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing support and Professional Development 

Following new investment in Child Protection within Victoria, DFFH are looking for a Deputy Area Operations Manager to join our Child Protection team in Preston. This is a great opportunity to lead practice in the Hume Moreland Area in establishing the Orange Door.  

We offer a supportive team approach, regular supervision, a suite of expert training, access to Employee Assistance Program and a focus on employee health and wellbeing.


The Deputy Area Operations Manager is responsible for operational management across the local area including financial, budget, HR and performance management of staff, high profile case reviews and completion of ministerial briefings. The position leads practice to 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.

The position will work collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders and directly supervises the Child Protection Team Managers and Practice Leaders in the local area.

This is a new role initially fixed term for 12 months. The role will lead practice in Hume Moreland Area in establishing a child protection team in The Orange Door and managing children Case Contracted to Community Services Organisations. If you are a leader that is enthusiastic, driven, and collaborative then this is an opportunity for you.


At this level, the role has significant and deep experience applying the below capabilities and is recognised around the state as an expert in applying these capabilities with both colleagues and external stakeholders. You will have the ability to strategically plan within the Hume Moreland Area and with child protection practitioners to continue to develop in this area, and successfully operationalise these plans.

Your capabilities will include

  • Critical Assessment and Reflection
  • Engaging Others
  • Delivering Results
  • Leading and Inspiring
  • Role Specific Accountabilities



  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree 


  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent)
  • A valid driver's licence.
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card.


Please call Veronica Martin - Director Child Protection, HMA - 0411 135 731


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

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 further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

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