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Child Protection Practitioner - Streetwork Outreach Service (SOS) & Central After Hours & Bail Placement Service (CAHABPS) (CPP3)

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Job Ref:  VG/DHHS/EED/381109
Employer:  Department of Human Services (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state. Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value. We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians. The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Number of vacancies available: 01 Ongoing, Full time

Office Location(s):
 East Division, Central After Hours

Position Summary:

The Central After Hours Service is located within the Eastern Metropolitan Region and provides a range of After Hours Services within the program area of Children, Youth and Families. Services operating from the Central After Hours Service include:

  • The After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service (AHCPES) is a state wide service that responds to new child protection reports and contacts regarding existing child protection clients made to Department of Health & Human Services out of business hours. The AHCPES also incorporates an after hours placement function for children and young people requiring out of home placement.
  • The Street work Outreach Service (SOS) and Central After Hours and Bail Placement Service (CAHABPS) operates as an integrated after hours service providing assertive street based outreach to young people at risk of harm and exploitation in St Kilda and the Central Business District; the CAHABPS service provides a response for young people at risk of being remanded due to their criminal activity, undertaking assessments in relation to bail placement suitability and facilitation of bail placement.

The Child Protection Practitioner (SOS/CAHABPS) undertakes assertive street based outreach in Melbourne CBD and St Kilda to engage vulnerable young people. They undertake investigations and develop plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is achieved. The Child Protection Practitioner also conducts assessments of young people at risk of being remanded due to their criminal activity as to their suitability for bail placement.

Previous candidates will be considered and not need to re-apply.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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