Advanced Child Protection Practitioner – Community Based (Orange Door) CPP4 Department of Families, Fairness & Housing



The Advanced Child Protection Practitioner, Community Based is an outposted child protection position that will work as a part of a team from The Orange Door in the local area. The position will report to the Team Manager, Community Based. The position will be required to, at times, attend the local Child Protection office for child protection related activities and meetings.

 Working within a multi-disciplinary setting, the Advanced CPP, Community Based will provide advice, support, and consultation to practitioners within The Orange Door, as well as to Family Services, Specialist Family Violence Services and Men’s Services where required. Advice, support, and consultation will occur where there are significant concerns for wellbeing of children and young people. The position will work collaboratively with the services to support earlier and more effective intervention to vulnerable children, young people and their families and, where required, support the engagement of families with services. Work may include direct involvement with unborn children, where there is a high likelihood of child protection intervention post birth. The position may also support the child protection program in the early identification and facilitation of appropriate referrals to The Orange Door and/or Integrated Family Services.


  • Case planning review and case management – draws insights from assessment and analysis to formulate a meaningful and effective case plan, and reviews case progress and outcomes. Co-ordinates and leads the planning, review, and management of casework within DFFH and across other agencies and services.
  • Collaboration – engages, consults, and co-designs solutions with children and their families, other practitioners and teams, agencies, services, and the community, in order to deliver the best outcomes for children and their families.
  • Evaluating and delivering program improvements – works with colleagues and key stakeholder to evaluate programs, identify opportunities, develop solutions, and identify and overcome barriers to continuously improve program outcomes.
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The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.



Department of Families, Fairness & Housing

Job Salary

Full time