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Child Safety Officer

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Full Job Description
Child Safety Officer (501555) (Multiple vacancies)

Department of Communities Tasmania
Children, Youth and Families
CYS - Children & Families

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: AH Professional Level 1 Yr 1

Salary: $62,601 to $95,776 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North West

$ 62,601.00 to $ 95,776.00 pro rata, per annum.

Allied Health Professional Level 1-2

Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

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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:
Permanent full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) - 1 vacancy.

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commending ASAP for a period of 12 months - 3 vacancies.

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

Children and Youth Services - Child Safety Service - North West

Applicants are encouraged to read the further information available on child protection careers:

Working in Child Safety in Tasmania
Choose a career in Child safety

The Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1997 provides the legal mandate for the department to take action to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect and promote their safety stability and development. Child Safety Officers have a specific statutory role in protecting children and young people from harm and promoting their rights and healthy development. In Tasmania Child Safety Officers work within a legislative framework, the Child Protection Practice Framework and the Child Protection Professional Practice Standards.
Child Safety Officers are responsible for receiving, investigating and assessing notifications of children at risk of harm from abuse or neglect. They work with families and other professionals to resolve problems and keep children safe. In circumstances of severe risk, the Child Safety Officer may be involved in legal interventions in the Magistrates Court.
Child Safety Officers have sound self-management skills, self-awareness, and emotional maturity, with the ability to understand the personal impacts of child protection work and strategies for managing stress and building resilience. It is important that Child Safety Officers have the ability to conduct work with integrity and honesty; adhere to confidentiality requirements; and demonstrate a commitment to working with children, young people and their families.

Selection criteria includes:
Your sound skills in building relationships, casework, interpreting and analysing information, and communication will be highly valued. Demonstrated abilities and experience will include:

Identifying and initiating contact with key individuals and groups who are important in decision making processes and providing expertise or assistance, investing time to create and maintain professional relationships based on mutual respect and contributing to a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Knowledge of and/or experience in assessment and casework intervention with individuals and families who have complex needs, and knowledge of theoretical perspectives that relate to child protection practice and application of this in a service delivery context.

Note : - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Essential Requirements:
A Bachelor of Social Work or a Diploma of Community Welfare Work or other tertiary qualifications at Diploma or above level which include units of case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements in relevant fields.
Current Driver's Licence.
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
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

*** 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: Selina McGuire

Email: selina.mcguire@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6477 7585


How to apply:
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.

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

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

Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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