From 3 October 2022, Department of Education has joined with colleagues in the Department of Communities to form the Department for Education, Children and Young People.
This is a Department built entirely for children and young people and their communities. Our ultimate goal is to work together to ensure that every child and young person in Tasmania is known, safe, well and learning.
The child is at the centre of everything we do and the way we do it.
In the short term, you may still see references to Department of Communities and Department of Education as we transition. We are working together to build our strategy and our culture and values. This work will be continuing into 2023, and we want all staff to be involved in this.
It's an important time to join a dynamic new department.
The Department for Education, Children and Young People (DECYP) will from time to time require the services of employees for specified fixed-term and relief basis in a number of skill areas and disciplines. Such appointments fill a valuable role in complementing the existing permanent workforce.
Conditions of Employment:
- Salary: $67,867.00 to $102,493 pro rata per annum + 10% Superannuation
- Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
- Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
- Location: Statewide
- Hours of Work: Fixed-term full time and Fixed-term part time for periods of up to 12 months.
Please note: The Register is reviewed on a regular, as required, basis for suitability against the duties. You will be notified of the outcome of your suitability and contacted should a fixed-term vacancy arise. Registers are NOT a vacancy, they are used to fill short, urgent, fixed-term vacancies to ensure business continuity. Suitability does NOT guarantee any offer of employment will be made. This Register does not preclude other Child Safety Officer positions from being advertised.
About the Team
Children, Youth and Families (CYF) provide integrated programs that support all children, young people, and their families in Tasmania. The Child Safety Service (CSS) is integral to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people who are at risk or in crisis, in 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.
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
- 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
Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position. Please address the Selection Criteria in your application.
- 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.
For more information on the duties and opportunities, please contact our Recruitment Consultants via email: firstname.lastname@example.org who will liaise with you.
How to Apply:
Click on the blue ‘Apply Now’ button to log in/create an account and submit the application form. Please address how you meet and can demonstrate the Selection Criteria (as listed in the SoD) and be no longer than 3 pages.
We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.
Statement of Duties (PDF): Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (June 2020) WWC.pdf
Statement of Duties (Word): Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (June 2020) WWC.docx
Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf
Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx