Practice Leader (Case Planning) CPP5.2 Department of Families, Fairness & Housing



The Practice Leader (Case Planning) has the formal delegation to endorse case plans under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 including using family-led decision-making approaches where appropriate, and 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 role may also undertake case practice quality audits and provide regular practice forums and reflective practice sessions.


  • 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 DHHS and across other agencies and services.
  • Work with children, families, carers and the community to prepare and convene, case plan meetings /or family led decision making meetings and to develop, implement and review the actions determined through those meetings, to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of the child and to promote the achievement of case plan objectives within specified timeframes.
  • 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.

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