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Child Safety And Wellbeing Liaison Officer (Youth Specialist) (525463)

TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT JOBS - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are a values-based workplace committed to attracting, empowering and retaining a diverse and resilient workforce. Our people help create strong, active and inclusive communities. Find out how this role could work for you 

Period of employment / Hours:

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commencing ASAP for a period of 2 years.

  • Please note: Other fixed term full-time and part-time vacancies, that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this selection process.

Location:

Children and Youth Services - Children’s Advice and Referral Service – Statewide (**)
Note (**) - Specific work location to be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Duties:

Primary Purpose / Focus :

The Children’s Advice and Referral Service is a contact point for people seeking information, advice and assistance if they have concerns about a child and their family. The service provides information and advice about service options and other approaches for responding to the needs of children and families. When a child and their family need assistance the service may provide this through referral to another service, or in some circumstances if a child is considered to be at risk, the service may refer the matter to the Child Safety Service for assessment.
The Child Safety and Wellbeing Liaison Officer facilitates the provision of information, advice and assistance between the Children’s Advice and Referral Service and regional services to promote community education and referral, to ensure that the right intervention and assistance is delivered.

This role will have a focus on youth across the state with particular focus on the interface between specialist homelessness services and the Children’s Advice and Referral Service, joint planning and engagement of young people and their families in this process.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding and application of theory relevant to the development and delivery of child safety and family support services.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with children and families at risk, including the ability to provide advice on complex and critical cases.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the social, emotional and health needs of children at risk of abuse and/or neglect.
  • Note : - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Essential Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution, and registered with the relevant Board or, in the case of unregulated professions, eligible for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (Employment type

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted: 

  • 1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • a) crimes of violence
    • b) sex related offences
    • c) serious drug offences
    • d) crimes involving dishonesty
    • e) serious traffic offences (If Driver's License is an Essential Requirement )
  • 2. Identification check
  • 3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (PDF) : Generic Child Safety and Wellbeing Liaison Officer - CARS HP03 (December 2019) HPRNL WWC.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word) : Generic Child Safety and Wellbeing Liaison Officer - CARS HP03 (December 2019) HPRNL WWC.docx

APPLICANT GUIDE:

 Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf

 Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to read the Applicant Guide and to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer. ***

For more information (Contact Officer) :

Name: Zaharenia Galanos

Email: zaharenia.galanos@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6165 8297

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How to apply: 

Online applications are preferred - please click the blue 'Apply Now' button. 

If you apply online: - Please DO NOT send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

- OR -

If you have any difficulty accessing/using the online application process please email your application documents (preferably combined as 1 word or pdf document only) AND a copy of the application form (below) to : workforce.strategy@communities.tas.gov.au 

Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

~ Creating strong, active and inclusive communities ~ Visit us at www.communities.tas.gov.au

Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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