The Y Canberra (formally known as YMCA Canberra), is a local not-for-profit committed to empowering and inspiring young people. The Y Canberra provides quality programs across children's services, health fitness and recreation, accommodation and youth.
The safety of children and young people is the highest priority of Y Canberra and highly valued by the families who access our services and programs. The Y Canberra is Safeguarding accredited by the Australian Childhood Foundation and also meets the Safeguarding licensing standards of Y National covering areas such as recruitment, training, interactions between staff and participants, policy and procedures and building a Safeguarding culture.
About the role
The Safeguarding Manager role fits within the Safeguarding Risk and Quality team, and has a number of key objectives:
- Empower and educate our Y People, young people, their families and their communities on a regular and ongoing basis;
- Embed preventative measures in a time efficient manner;
- Respond to all safeguarding concerns within prescribed timeframes, noting traumatic materials may form part of the concerns you are managing;
- Pass and maintain compliance with the Australian Childhood Foundation/ approved external provider's safeguarding audit; and
- Pass and maintain compliance with the Y National Child Safety Licensing Standards
Benefits and perks
Support provided includes EAP and Trauma Centre Australia as well as a close-knit and supportive team and leadership
Skills and experience
Qualification Requirements include:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science or related discipline or proven experience in Safeguarding/ child safe organisational related roles;
- Current registration (or ability to obtain) the Working With Vulnerable People (Clearance) and Working With Children Check NSW; and
- Current Driver's License.
Experience and Skills requirements include:
- The role requires an individual with sound knowledge of safeguarding practices and legislation to provide expertise and advocacy to the association in leading practice in the Child Safety Industry;
- The role requires an individual with a calm demeanour and strong interpersonal skills to develop and nurture relationships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as a demonstrated ability to have complex and challenging conversations with staff, families and participants who could be children and young people;
- Essential to the role is a high level of integrity and confidentiality;
- The candidate needs to have demonstrated leadership and influence skills;
- The positon requires excellent time management and an ability to effectively manage competing priorities in an accurate manner; and
- The candidate will be committed to continuous improvement in both self and the Y Canberra.