Maintaining the Mental Health of Child Protection Practitioners

Tabled: 10 May 2018

Appendix D. CPP supervision requirements

Figure D1
Supervision requirements for CPPs by classification

Classification

Total hours(a)

Scheduled hours(b)

Balance of supervision(c)

CPP-2

2 per month

1 per month

  • Additional scheduled supervision
  • Unscheduled supervision
  • Group supervision
  • Live supervision

CPP-3 beginning practice

3 per fortnight

2 per fortnight

  • Additional scheduled supervision
  • Unscheduled supervision
  • Group supervision
  • Live supervision

During the weeks when beginning CPPs are attending the 'Beginning Practice' clinics the supervision requirement will revert to two hours of supervision per fortnight including one hour of scheduled supervision.

CPP-3, 4 and 5 case carriers and managers who supervise staff and cases

2 per fortnight

1 per fortnight

  • Additional scheduled supervision
  • Unscheduled supervision
  • Group supervision
  • Live supervision

CPP-3, 4 and 5 central after-hours service staff (including AHCPES(d), AHCPPS(e), and Streetwork Outreach Service)

6 per roster cycle (6 weeks)

1 per roster cycle

  • Additional scheduled supervision
  • Unscheduled supervision
  • Group supervision
  • Live supervision

CPP-5 child protection court officers

2 per month

1 per month

  • Additional scheduled supervision
  • Unscheduled supervision

Divisional principal CPPs will also undertake supervision with a statewide principal practitioner.

CPP-6 principal practitioner

1 per fortnight

1 per fortnight

CPP-6.1 and 6.2 area manager / child protection operations manager

1 per month

1 per month

Student

2 per fortnight

1 per fortnight

  • Additional scheduled supervision
  • Unscheduled supervision
  • Group supervision
  • Live supervision

Part-time or casual

The frequency of supervision for part-time and casual staff is the same as for full‑time staff, but the duration is determined on a pro-rata basis.

(a) The total number of hours of supervision that must be provided to staff.

(b) The number of hours of supervision (out of the total) that must be provided to staff as scheduled supervision.

(c) The ways in which the remainder of the total number of hours of supervision are permitted to be provided to staff.

(d) AHCPES = After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service.

(e) AHCPPS = After Hours Child Protection Placement Service.

Source: VAGO based on DHHS's Child Protection Manual.

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