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Child Safety Officer (523515) (5 Vacancies)

Department of Health and Human Services
Children & Youth Services
CYS - Children & Families

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Position details

Award/Classification:AH Professional Level 1 Yr 1
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: Statewide

Salary:

$53,977.00 to $87,659.00 pro rata, per annum.

Classification:

Allied Health Professional Level 1-2

Award:

Allied Health Professionals (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2014

Period of employment / Hours:

  • Fixed term full-time day work commencing ASAP until 28 June 2019

Please note:

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

Location:

Children and Youth Services – State-wide

*Please see below

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

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Duties:

The Mobile Child Safety Officer Team is a new initiative designed to support the current Child Safety Service workforce during the implementation of the Strong Families, Safe Kids reform of the Child Safety Service in Tasmania.

Successful applicants can expect to be based either in the South, North West or North, but may be required to work in other regions as per operational demand requirements. Successful applicants will work across a range of Child Safety functions including working as part of the Intake and Response, Case Management and/or Out of Home Care teams, including:

  • Responsibility 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.

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.

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

 

Essential Requirements / Pre-employment conditions:

  • 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.  

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.

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Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (PDF): Download File Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (September 2016) WWCT.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word):  Download File Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (September 2016) WWCT.doc

 Applicant Guide.pdf

For more information (Contact Officer):

Name: Belinda Sims

Email:  Belinda.sims@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6168 6095

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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 form.

- OR -

Complete the following application form and post your application to us at:

Recruitment Services - Human Resources  

Department of Health and Human Services

GPO Box 125

HOBART  TAS  7001

 Application for Employment (Word).docx

 Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania. Visit us at www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

 

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.