FIFO TEAM COOBER PEDY/APY LANDS - Social Worker/Child Protection Case Manager

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FIFO TEAM COOBER PEDY/APY LANDS - Social Worker/Child Protection Case Manager

Job Description

  • Multiple Full Time Term Opportunities
  • FIFO roster of 8 days on, 6 days off
  • Remuneration at an AHP1 or PO1 level  

You can make a difference to the lives of children and young people

The Department for Child Protection Far North team currently have multiple opportunities to be considered for their employment pool as a Social Worker/Case Manager.

The Department
The Department for Child Protection (DCP) plays a key role in the protection of children, young people and their families within South Australia. The department provides support to vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected.

The Region
The Far North office covers a large area, encompassing Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta and the APY lands. It is a diverse office consisting of two Child Protection Teams who work on a FIFO roster of 8 days on, 6 days off. The Far North office has a strong, workplace culture of supporting one another, and maintains good partnerships with other Government and non-Government agencies in town. This collaborative way of working helps the team build strong connections with the community, including the local Aboriginal Communities it serves.

Benefits of working with DCP in the Region:

  • an opportunity to collaborate with local government, non-government and community to achieve collective outcomes
  • an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people
  • a strong community culture and multidisciplinary team
  • the opportunity to work across a wide variety of work settings in regional, rural and remote areas
  • access to professional development and support networks that will foster skills and develop leadership
  • flexible work practices

About the Opportunity
The DCP Far North team currently have multiple opportunities to be considered for their employment pool as a Social Worker/Case Manager.

In this role you will provide effective case management services which respond to the needs of children and their families aligned to appropriate statutory guidelines. You will have the opportunity to assess the needs of children and families, and then plan and deliver a range of intervention strategies which safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

This is a unique opportunity to assist families who are unable to effectively and safely care for their children and work in partnership with them to support a safe return of the child/children to their care. You will also work with children who have entered into the care of the Chief Executive and ensure that their development, stability and security is achieved.

About You
We are looking for a motivated, organised individual who has the ability to understand factors that contribute to child abuse within the context of child development, parenting, family and environmental factors and confidently apply this understanding to your work and the decisions you make.  To be successful, you need to be a good communicator and team player and you will have the ability to develop strong networks with key professionals and families. You will also be required to use your problem solving skills to respond to the needs of children and young people and ensure they are safe and free from risk.

To find out more about this role, including the key selection criteria and special conditions for Remote Far North Locations, please click on the attached role description.

About the Pool
We are establishing a pool of suitable candidates who have successfully completed a selection process for this role.  Should you be successful, you will be advised (in writing) that you have been recommended onto this pool. The pool will remain active for 12 months and during this time you may be contacted an offered employment. You are not required to accept any or all offers made to you, and DCP does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Please note: DCP reserves the right to advertise similar positions outside of this pool process.

Essential Qualifications
 A degree level qualification in Social Work which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Persons of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who have the appropriate background and skills but do not have the essential qualification, may apply for and be engaged/assigned to the role of Social Worker and will be entitled to apply for any Allied Health Professional roles requiring a qualification in Social Work within the Department for Child Protection (DCP).

PO: Appropriate degree qualification in Community Services, Social Sciences, Human Services, Health or related field.

Information Session and Enquiries 
Applicants considering applying are strongly encouraged to join in the online information session that will be offered on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 12.00pm ACST. This session will provide further information about the role and working in remote area conditions. To register your attendance or to discuss the position further please email Victoria Cobb, Manager, Far North Services at 

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Service delivery roles within DCP may be governed by one (or more) of the Emergency Management Directions issued by the Commissioner of Police in November 2021. To be employed in such a role that is considered to be in scope, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a TGA approved vaccine and provide proof of vaccination status prior to being considered for the role. Please discuss this with the enquiries person on the vacancy should you have any queries in regards to this matter.

To apply for this role or to contact the enquiries person, please go to the DCPSA Job Board

Applications close: 31/05/2022 11:00 PM

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