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Advanced Child Protection Practitioner - After Hours Service (Cpp4)

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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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.


In the context of a whole of community approach, Advanced Child Protection Practitioners have a specific statutory role in protecting children and young people from harm and promoting their rights and healthy development.

The After Hours Service (AHS) is a state wide service that responds to new child protection reports and contacts regarding existing child protection clients made to DHHS out of business hours. This includes the After Hours Child Protection Service (AHCPS), Rural After Hours Service (RAHS), Central After Hours Placement Service (CAHPS), Streetwork Outreach Service (SOS) and Central After Hours Assessment & Bail Placement Service (CAHABPS).

Are you

  • Committed to working with children, young people and families?
  • Able to effectively engage to provide families with the optimum capacity for change?
  • Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice?
  • Interested to join a dynamic work environment committed to best interests of children?
  • Looking for a part-time position, a positive work-life balance?

This role is required to operate outside normal office hours (evening and overnight and on weekends and public holidays). Relevant shift penalties apply.

  • All out of hours urgent child protection matters are responded to and managed by the After Hours Service (AHS). This includes receiving and assessing new reports,and conducting urgent visits to assess the risk and safety for a child. This includes responding to cases where existing and new Child Protection clients are at significant risk and require an urgent out of hours response.
  • The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner receives and assesses reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is achieved.


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 

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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