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Senior Child Safety Investigations Officer


Employer: Youth Support and Advocacy Service
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Operations & Risk Management, Social Work, Youth, Family Services, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 September, 2019.
Applications close: 04 October, 2019.

  • Permanent Part Time (0.8 FTE)
  • SCHCADS level dependent on qualifications and experience + 9.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • Fitzroy location

About us

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.

About the position

You will be the central point regarding all child safety matters at YSAS. You will be expected to conduct, coordinate and participate in complex investigations and reviews of child safety issues. Your knowledge and understanding of key legislative and contractual framework will be integral to your success in the role.

Your key responsibilities will include

  1. Demonstrated understanding of child safety issues in practice.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, policies and issues informing health services for young people, their families and carers, particularly in the area of child safety.
  3. Demonstrated experience in conducting, coordinating and participating in the investigative review of child safety and other critical incidents.
  4. Demonstrated experience in delivering training and support to staff.
  5. Proven ability to work autonomously.

YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

For full details of the position, please view the Position Description below or visit our website www.ysas.org.au.

How to apply for this job

To support your application you must:

  1. Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and
  2. Complete the application form (below) and
  3. Send your current CV and cover (in Word or PDF format only)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Friday 4th October 2019 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au using the subject line: Senior Child Safety Officer application via EthicalJobs.

Please note: As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working With Children Check.

Please note: Interviews will take place week starting on Monday 14th October. Due to the predicted volume of applications, please note you will only be contacted if you are successful in progressing to a first round interview.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Gaby Thomson (Chief: Service Operations) on 9415 8881.

Supporting materials  Application Form - Snr Child Safety Officer.docx
 PD - Senior Child Safety and Investigations Officer.pdf