Child Protection Practitioners

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  • Roles available across Victoria 
  • Regional relocation incentive available 
  • Additional five days of paid annual leave after 12 months of service.
  • 20 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal/ carer’s leave, 5 days of professional development time per year

Child Protection work is rewarding, fulfilling, challenging and demanding, with many opportunities from Case Support Work (CPP2) to Expert Practice Leader (CPP6) roles. 

As a child protection practitioner, you’ll join over 2000 other qualified social welfare and behavioural professionals, passionate about social justice and the rights of children at risk.

About the role: 

Child protection practitioners work for the Victorian Government to investigate the safety and well-being of children and young people at risk. They receive and assess reports of alleged child abuse and neglect from the community. In more serious circumstances, practitioners may be involved in court action.

To be an effective child protection practitioner, you’ll understand that families are complex and have their own unique histories. Importantly, you will be able to build relationships with children, young people, and their families.

The work is interesting, challenging, busy and fulfilling and involves therapeutic and analytical skills. At times roles might be required to operate outside normal office hours (at night, on weekends and public holidays) with relevant overtime or time in lieu provisions applying.

Who we are looking for? 

We’re looking for professionals who are confident and resilient. When working collaboratively with families and other professionals, you must be empathetic and open to change.

While there is need for therapy-based skills, a great deal of case work involves statutory investigation, analysis and critical thinking.

To apply for a position in Child Protection, you need to hold a valid driver’s licence and the right qualification. 

With a range of career opportunities and pathways, you can benefit from:

  • Career growth and development
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Free wellbeing and support programs
  • A workplace that values diversity.

Information sessions:

Join us at one of our online career information sessions where you will hear from leading child protection practitioners about contemporary practice and their experience working in the Victorian child protection service.

Closing in 12 days
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Closing in 12 days
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce,
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Student Visa,
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  • Closing Date:30th Jun 2024, 1:59 pm


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