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Child Safety Officers - Statewide

Department of Communities Tasmania

About the Team

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) provides integrated programs that support all children, young people, and their families in Tasmania. We are recruiting for vacancies within two of our units, Child Safety Service (CSS) Statewide and Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line (SFSK ARL).

Find out more about CYF, CSS and ARL on our landing page

About You

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, to succeed long term in either role you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Genuine motivation and passion to work with children, young people, and their families
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to change your communication style, remain calm, de-escalate, and manage conflicts
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and relationships with stakeholders (including families and young people) over the phone and in person
  • Value working as a member of a team and contributing to a positive team environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement, learning and practice reflection
  • Individual resilience, emotional intelligence, and the ability to self-reflect
  • Personal integrity, accountability, and respect for clients
  • Align to our workplace values; Kind, Connected, Committed, Respectful

Conditions of Employment

  • Salary: $64,072 to $98,027 pro rata per annum + 10% Superannuation
  • Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
  • Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement
  • Location: Statewide
  • Hours of Work: Permanent full-time day work (several vacancies), fixed term full-time day work ASAP for up to 12 months (part-time options may be considered by negotiation).
  • 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.

Child Safety Officer (501529) (501555) (501542)

  • Under general supervision, 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 for ALL the selection criteria of this position.

Statement of Duties (PDF): Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (June 2020) WWC.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word): Generic Child Safety Officer HP1-2 (June 2020) WWC.docx

Essential Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Social Work or a Diploma of Community Welfare Work or other tertiary qualifications at Diploma or above level which includes units of case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements in relevant fields.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (Employment type)
  • Current Driver's Licence
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: As a result of a risk assessment process, the Head of Agency gave consideration to where vaccination is a necessary control to protect the health and safety of workers and the community. Therefore, it’s been determined that prior to appointment to these duties, a person is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against COVID-19

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:

  • a) crimes of violence
  • b) sex related offences
  • c) serious drug offences
  • d) crimes involving dishonesty
  • e) serious traffic offences

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Prior to applying we encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, landing page and Statement of Duties, for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.

Please upload one written application addressing the selection criteria for both positions and select your region or all. The Selection Criteria for both positions is the same, and your written application should demonstrate, with examples, your relevant skills, experience, or knowledge for the criteria.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to log in/create an account and submit the application form.

You will be asked to confirm if you have a driver’s licence to determine if you are eligible to be considered for both positions, final placement decisions lie with the selection panel.

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer.

For more information (Contact Officer):

Name: Paulette Muskett

Email: paulette.muskett@communities.tas.gov.au using the subject line: Child Safety Officer - Statewide enquiry via EthicalJobs

Phone: (03) 6166 3566

For adjustments and support in submitting your application: please email candidate.info@communities.tas.gov.au

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