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Child Safety Officer and Child Safety Wellbeing Workers - South

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.

Conditions of Employment

  • Salary: $71,441 to $107,878 pro rata per annum + 11% Superannuation
  • Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
  • Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement
  • Location: South (Hobart 7000)
  • Hours of Work: Permanent full-time day work and fixed term full time day work starting ASAP for up to 12 months.
    • 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.

We are recruiting to roles within Services for Children and Families, including Child Safety and Wellbeing Workers (Advice and Referral Line), and Child Safety Officers in Assessment, Case Management and Out of Home Care.

To find out more about these roles, visit our new career page!

We Offer

  • Starting salary recognition of further study and experienced practitioners
  • Four (4) weeks accrued recreation leave + accrued sick/carers leave
  • Workplace flexibility, talk to us about flexible start/end times, part-time and work from home
  • Access to Professional Development fund, in-house and external training, supervision, and career development
  • Commitment to keeping our employees healthy, practice supervision and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pathways to grow your career as Practice Leader and Practice Manager
  • Six (6) weeks Beginning to Practice training for all roles
  • We are a child-safe, values-based organisation

Our ideal candidate

  • Has genuine motivation and passion to work with children, young people, and their families.
  • Great communicator, with the ability to remain calm, de-escalate, and manage conflicts.
  • Quickly builds rapport and relationships with stakeholders (including families and young people) over the phone and in person.
  • Values working as a member of a team and contributing to a positive team environment.
  • Committed to self-care, continuous improvement, learning and practice reflection.
  • Possesses resilience and emotional intelligence.

About the Advice and Referral Line (ARL)

The team at the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line are a passionate group of emotionally intelligent, multidisciplined professionals who collaborate and work together to provide advice and referral as the first point of contact for child wellbeing and safety, delivering early intervention for children and their families.

These is a predominantly phone-based role in a fast-paced, high-energy, team environment.

Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker

  • Conduct safety and wellbeing phone conversations to identify the most appropriate response regarding the best interests of the child.
  • Provide brief intervention strategies, information, and advice in relation to service options and other approaches to support the child and their family.
  • Use risk and safety assessment frameworks and skills to determine when a child may be at risk and initiate an appropriate protective response.

Please refer to the Statement Of Duties (PDF) for ALL the selection criteria of this position.

About Child Safety Service

Child Safety Service work with children, young people and their families to ensure children are safe from abuse and neglect. For children in out of home care, we work collaboratively to meet their individual needs.

Child Safety Officer

  • Provide quality, timely and effective intervention, and case management services within a defined child safety service delivery framework using a care team approach, 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.

Please refer to the Statement Of Duties (PDF) for ALL the selection criteria of this position.

Essential requirements for both roles

  • A tertiary qualification approved by the relevant National Board, for example a Bachelor of Social Work, and eligibility for membership with the relevant National Board or professional association; or
  • An alternative tertiary qualification (AQF Level 7 Qualification) in a discipline considered relevant to the duties, for example Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology, Bachelor of Youth Work, Bachelor of Psychological Science; or
  • An Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (AQF Level 5 or 6 Qualification) in a discipline considered relevant to the duties, for example a Diploma in Community Services.
  • Current Driver's Licence (Child Safety Officer only)
  • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (status: employee)

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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
    5. serious traffic offences
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary actions in previous employment check.

How to Apply

We encourage you to speak to the Contact Officer and review the Statement of Duties prior to applying for an overview of the workplace and duties.

Electronic submission of application is preferred, please follow click Apply Now for further detail in making an application.

Information for Applicants (PDF).

For more information on the roles (Contact Officer):

Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker Enquiries:

Name: Libby Burke

Title: Service Development Practice Advisor - Advice and Referral Line

Phone: 0419 342 967

Email: [email protected]

Child Safety Officer Enquiries:

Name: Mo Coombe

Title: Practice Leader - Child Safety Service South

Phone: 0419 629 856

Email: [email protected], using the subject line: Child Safety Officer and Child Safety Wellbeing Workers - South enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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