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Practice Leader, Child Protection - Bendigo - Cpp5 (Cpp 5.2)

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing - West Bendigo, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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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.


We can offer you -

  • Exposure to Innovative Social Work Practices
  • Attractive Relocation Assistance Package
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Generous leave entitlements

 The child protection Practice Leader is responsible for providing expert case advice and leadership; supporting and developing child protection practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management. The Practice Leader supports practice to develop 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 Practice Leader also undertakes case practice quality audits and provides regular practice forums and reflective practice sessions.

Bendigo is a growing central Victorian town which provides an ideal rural lifestyle for families and working professionals. Bendigo boasts a rich arts culture, great educational institutions and has recently been recognised as a City of Gastronomy. Bendigo is surrounded by 40,000 hectares of regional, state and national parklands, while only being a two hour drive/train ride from Melbourne CBD – making it a great destination for a tree change!

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 Bendigo office service a diverse client base.

This position has also been advertised alongside a number of other senior leadership positions in the Bendigo Office. These positions can be viewed here Child Protection Senior Leadership Career Opportunities - Bendigo- CPP5 | Bendigo - Loddon area | Vacancies -


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.

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West Bendigo, VIC

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