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Child Safety Officer - Greater North

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: North (Launceston 7250), North West (Devonport 7130 and Burnie 7320)
  • 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.

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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.

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.

Essential requirements:

  • 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
  • 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.

Desirable requirements:

Relevant experience in case management/casework practice within a child safety or similar context or experience within the broader human/family services sector in particular child/maternal health, mental health, drug and alcohol, community health or youth health.

Statement of Duties and a Reference Guide to assist with applying online can be found here:

How to apply

Electronic submission of application is preferred, please follow click Apply Now for further information and to make an application.

Should you have any difficulties regarding applying for this vacancy online, please contact Department for Education, Children and Young People, HR Recruitment and Employment via phone +61 3 6165 6285 or email [email protected].

Applicants needing more information are encouraged to request specific details of the vacancy from the Contact Person:

Name: Kelly Munting

Title: Principal Practice Manager - Child Safety Service

Phone: 0408 140 006

Email: [email protected], using the subject line: Child Safety Officer - Greater North enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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