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Senior Guardian - Office of the Public Advocate

Department of Justice
  • Position Number: Pool Ref 021487
  • Division: Office of the Public Advocate
  • Location: Perth CBD
  • Salary: Level 6, $103,966 - $114,590 pa + Super (PS CSA 2021)

About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Office of the Public Advocate promotes and protects the rights of adults with decision-making disabilities to reduce their risk of neglect, exploitation and abuse through the provision of its statutory services in accordance with the functions of the Public Advocate under Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (the Act).

The Senior Guardian acts as Guardian for represented persons under delegation from the Public Advocate. The role manages a team of guardians and assists in the prioritisation and allocation of work. The Senior Guardian undertakes the management of highly sensitive and complex cases and makes personal and lifestyle decisions on behalf of represented persons and advocates on their behalf. The role prepares reports for the State Administrative Tribunal and makes recommendations in respect of represented persons.

Eligibility to Apply

A tertiary qualification in social or behavioural sciences or related fields and/or equivalent experience is essential.

A current and valid ‘C’ class driver’s licence or equivalent.

About you

As a Senior Guardian you will need to be available for country travel, have a current motor vehicle driver’s licence and participate in an after-hours On Call Guardian roster. Due to current regulations for aged care facilities, successful applicants are encouraged to have, or be prepared to have, an influenza vaccination.

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

COVID-19 Advice

Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  This will be introduced in a phased approach, more information can be found at: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

Pool Recruitment

The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.

This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the day after the breach of standard claim period closes. Permanent, fixed-term full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise. There is currently a vacancy available.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is committed in building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of Aboriginal Australians, people with disability, youth, and other diversity groups. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

Aboriginal job seekers may contact the Aboriginal Workforce Development Team on aboriginalworkforcedevelopment@justice.wa.gov.au using the subject line: Senior Guardian - Office of the Public Advocate enquiry via EthicalJobs or call (08) 9264 1700 for culturally appropriate application advice.

Applicants with disability requiring adjustment or accessibility requirements at any stage of the selection process can contact the hiring manager as listed under the ‘Further Information’ section or contact WorkforceDiversity@justice.wa.gov.au using the subject line: Senior Guardian - Office of the Public Advocate enquiry via EthicalJobs or call (08) 9264 1700 to for a confidential discussion.

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