Practice Leader Sexual Exploitation

at Victorian Department of Families, Fairness & Housing
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 15, 2024
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time / 27/6/2024-22/10/25

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $117,718 - $128,897

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/610540

Job posted: 14/05/2024

Closes: 28/05/2024

Occupation: Community Services

Classification: CPP 5.2

Job duration: 27/6/2024-22/10/25

Contact: Rebecca Holdman | or (03) 9275 7303

Reference: VG/610540

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $117,718 - $128,897

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

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 and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

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


This role is a combined role of providing Child Protection Practice Leadership and plays a specific role in relation to sexual exploitation. The Child Protection Practice Leader/Practice Leader Sexual Exploitation plays a critical role in the protection of children and young people from sexual exploitation and is responsible for providing expert practice advice and leadership; supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management interventions, systems development, relationship building and bringing about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of children and young people. A key purpose of this role is to identify children more effectively at risk of sexual exploitation, work with the Victoria Police to prevent it and support young people to recover.

This role is 0.5 Practice Leader Sexual Exploitation and 0.5 general Practice Leader.

Accountabilities Include


  • Risk assessment and analysis - gathers information through a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify, articulate, and plan for the risks relating to each situation. Applies a strong forensic lens, and professional judgement, to analyse the available evidence.
  • Child centred and family focused relationship-based practice - focuses on the child and incorporates the family and social network, to deliver timely and proactive solutions.
  • Practice leadership - leads children, families, and stakeholders through child protection assessment and decision making in an open, informed, proactive, and assertive manner

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External applicants relocating to a regional area could be eligible for up to $22,000 worth of incentives. Internal applicants relocating to a regional area could be eligible for up to $14,000 worth of incentives. If you live and work in an area classified as ‘remote' by the Australian Tax Office, you may also be eligible for additional salary packaging arrangements, such as mortgage interest, rental costs, and residential utilities.


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.

Applying Instructions

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 (

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