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Tasmanian Government

Child Safety Officer (501542) (Multiple vacancies)

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

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement/Allied Health Professional, Level 1-2
Salary:$62,601 to $95,776 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Region: North, North West

Conditions of Employment:

  • Salary: $62,601 to $95,776 pro rat per annum + 10% Superannuation
  • Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
  • Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
  • Location: North -
    • Note: vacancies in the North West may also be filled from this selection process
  • Hours of Work: Permanent full-time day work, part time options may be considered by negotiation.
  • Please note: Other permanent and fixed-term full time and part-time vacancies that may arise in the future may also be filled from this process.

About the Team

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) provides integrated programs that support all children, young people, and their families in Tasmania. The Child Safety Service (CSS) North is integral to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people who are at risk or in crisis, in northern Tasmania.

We protect children and young people by working with young people, their families, community, and non-government support agencies, to strengthen the capacity of families and individuals to provide adequate support, care, and safety to children.

About You

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, to succeed long term in this role you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Genuine motivation and passion to work as part of a team in Child Safety
  • High level of personal resilience, emotional intelligence, and the ability to self-reflect
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to change your communication style, de-escalate and manage conflicts
  • Experience and knowledge in assessment and casework interventions
  • Completed study from a relevant field of study
  • Align to our workplace values; Kind, Connected, Committed, Respectful

Duties Include:

  • Under general supervision, provide quality, timely and effective intervention, and case management services within a defined child safety service delivery framework, working within the Tasmanian Child Protection Professional Practice Standards.
  • Engage and work with children and young persons and their families to promote safety, stability, and development of the child, and to strengthen family capacity. This includes directly guiding, encouraging, and supporting the child and family while monitoring impacts and outcomes
  • Respond to and investigate reports concerning children at risk of harm and undertake assessments of the child and their circumstances utilising standard assessment and intervention procedures.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position. Please address the Selection Criteria 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 includes 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.

How to Apply:

Click on the blue ‘Apply Now’ button to log in/create an account and submit the application form. The form requires you to answer eligibility questions, upload a copy of your CV, upload a copy of your written application and the details of two referees.

Your written application should address the Selection Criteria (listed in the SOD) and be no longer than 3 pages.

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties (PDF): Download File Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (June 2020) WWC.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word): Download File Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (June 2020) WWC.docx

FAQ’s Child Safety Officer

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx

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

For more information (Contact Officer):

Name: Roslyn Pickett


Phone: 0419 334 110

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
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