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Child Protection Practitioner / Senior Child Protection Practitioner - Darwin / Palmerston

NT Government
  • Professional 1 - Remuneration Package $75,438 - $97,207 (including salary $64,904 - $83,700)
  • Professional 2 - Remuneration Package $100,067 - $119,681 (including salary $86,204 - $103,377)

Several vacancies are available working in Darwin and Palmerston.

Selection will be made at the P1 or P2 level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Apply your professional expertise in social welfare and strength-based assessments, and enjoy the benefits of living in the Northern Territory.

The Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, Greater Darwin Region has an immediate need for Child Protection Practitioner and Senior Child Protection Practitioner staff in their Darwin and Palmerston offices.

These positions provide statutory and non-statutory welfare services to vulnerable children and their families across Darwin and Palmerston, Northern Territory.

Child Protection Practitioner (P1): Undertake statutory responsibilities and exercise in accordance with the Care and Protection of Children Act and apply your professional expertise in social welfare to the assessment of individual, family and community issues. Key duties include the development and implementation of family support programs and frameworks such as Signs of Safety.

Senior Child Protection Practitioners (P2): Are required to hold significant experience working within a legislative framework, extensive skills and experience in strengths based assessments, case planning processes and working within a legislative framework.

To be successful, you require an Australian tertiary qualification which gives eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Community Workers Association, or the Australian Psychological Society. Demonstrated experience in conducting strength-based assessments and the ability to develop, implement and monitor case planning processes is essential.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, family and community structures, and the ability to communicate and work in a culturally safe manner are essential. Remote travel for up to two weeks at a time may be required, whether by road or light aircraft. For a full list of requirements for these positions, please refer to the position job description.

In return, you will be offered an attractive salary package including a generous market allowance, support to grow and develop your career, real progression opportunities and an opportunity to make a positive difference to a child’s life.

For further information about this vacancy please contact Zara Geraghty, Recruitment Officer on 08 894 48743 or at TFHC.GDRRecruitment@nt.gov.au using the subject line: Vacancy 37885 Child Protection Practitioner / Senior Child Protection Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.jobs.nt.gov.au.

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