Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - multiple locations across Victoria

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - multiple locations across Victoria

Job Title: Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - multiple locations across Victoria
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: CPP290321
Contact Name: Sonia de Burgh
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2021 15:32

Job Description

If you are an experienced Child Protection Social Worker looking for your next career move, we have a fantastic opportunity for you. Our Government client is looking for someone to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families in multiple metro and rural locations across Victoria.

  • Receive and Assess reports of Alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people
  • Develop necessary plans to ensure safety, stability and development of children and young people - including taking matter to court
  • Co-ordinate and lead case planning review and case management
  • Provide advice and consultation to people who report concerns about children and young people
  • Assess children and families where it is believed a child is at risk of significant harm
  • Understand and apply culturally informed practise that is focused on the child in the context of their family
  • Leads children, families, and stakeholders through child protection assessment and decision making in an open, informed, proactive, and assertive manner
  • Effectively use business technology, systems, procedures, and financial & political nous to achieve best outcome(s) for clients


  • Recognised Social Work degree or similar welfare or behavioural related degree or recognised Diploma of Community Services Work
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • 2 years + experience in child protection, development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma
  • Able to work confidently with families impacted by drug and alcohol abuse, family violence, Aboriginal children and families, etc.
  • Understanding of the Child, Youth and Families Act (2005) practise, including core responsibilities and principles of the Act


We are passionate about giving back and support three charities through our business: RUOK, A21 Campaign & Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. So as we place you into a job, we in turn donate to the charities we support.


If this sounds like the next career move for you, contact Kate or Sonia on 02 9810 4498  or email your CV to

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