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Senior Child Protection Practitioners

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Salary: $101,120 - $122,348
  • Occupation: Community Services

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 people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

We can offer you:

  • Exposure to Innovative Social Work Practices
  • Attractive Relocation Assistance Package
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Work in a dynamic team environment

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.  The dynamic and professional practitioners located within our Preston office service a diverse client base.

With new investment and additional funding in Child Protection within Victoria, we are looking for Senior Child Protection Practitioners (CPP5) to join our child protection teams in Preston.

Senior Practitioners require expertise in operations and practice and play a critical role in the operational management of child protection, innovative practice, safety of children, supervision and support of child protection practitioners.

Please quote the position number located on the position description for the specific role you are applying for.


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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