- Job posted on: 15th Oct 2020
- Applications close:
Cumberland City Council, proclaimed in May 2016, is situated 20km west of Sydney and covers 72 square kilometres. Cumberland has a population of 240,000 residents, making it the fourth most populous Local Government Area in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.
Council’s long-term Community Strategic Plan focuses on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change.
Cumberland City Council adheres to the principles of a child-safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. Council has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcome, belong and succeed.
The Children's Support Officer is responsible for implementing children's programs, projects and delivering key child protection initiatives to assist in the successful delivery of key strategies, projects and programs across the Children and Family team.
The successful applicant will form key relationships with the Children's Coordinator; the Children, Youth and Families unit and other teams across the organisation, members of the community, community organisations, agencies and relevant professionals within the sector.
Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.
Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their WWCC number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.
For further information please refer to the position description.
Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. The position is placed at Grade 8 of the Cumberland Council salary structure with a salary range of $1,187.69 to $1,365.84 per week, plus superannuation.
The commencement salary will depend on qualifications, experience and competencies.
Conditions of Employment: This is a term contract, full-time position working 7.75 hours per day on a roster between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. This is based on a 70 hour working fortnight, with access to a Rostered Day Off (RDO). The position will be located at Council's Merrylands office, with occasional travel across the Cumberland LGA required.
You may also be required to attend training, education events and staff meetings outside of your normal working hours. All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
Enquiries: Telephone Christina Halligan on 8757 9540 for further information.
Position Number: SP-LC-54/02 (EST0549)