Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory)

Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory)

Job Title: Senior Child Protection Practitioner (Supervisory)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Industry: Social Work
Reference: 3134812
Contact Name: Sonia de Burgh
Contact Email:
Job Published: 04 June 2021
Job Description

Full Job Description

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (supervisory) is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of child protection practitioners.

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner (supervisory) will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners in the development of 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 have supervisory responsibility, commensurate with their other duties.

To be eligible to apply you will need the following:

• A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:
(a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably
(b) a practical component such as counselling or case work practice

• 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) and includes:
(a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma
(b) supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling

• A valid driver’s licence.
• A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card

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