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Being a child protection practitioner for the Victorian Government means more than having a role in improving the future of hundreds of children and their families. It’s about working with people who share a common goal and who together achieve positive results through all aspects of their work, every single day.

Are you a child protection practitioner or an advanced child protection practitioner? To find out about the roles we are offering view the position description. We are looking for practitioners for roles throughout Victoria (see our regional and office locations).

Child protection work is rewarding and fulfilling but it’s not an easy job. Practitioners need to be confident, resilient, aware individuals, who are open to change, and who can work collaboratively with families and other professionals.

A career in child protection

Child protection practitioners receive and assess reports of alleged child abuse and neglect from the community. They work for the Victorian Government under legislation that allows investigations of the safety and well being of children including at times, taking court action.

Effective child protection practitioners understand that families are complex and have their own unique histories. The most important skill is the relationship built with the child or young person and their family.

It’s the small wins that make a difference and it’s these wins that make the job worthwhile.

If you are a qualified professional who likes work to be interesting, challenging, busy and fulfilling and want to put your therapeutic and analytical skills to work every day, apply now to become a child protection practitioner.  

Rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.