The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 13,500 members. AASW sets the benchmarks for professional education and practice in social work and have a strong voice on matters of social justice, human rights and issues that impact upon the quality of life of all Australians.
An exciting opportunity for a seasoned Social Worker to expand their career into the field of Ethics. The Professional Officer, Ethics and Standards will work within the AASW’s Ethics Framework and collaborate within relevant program areas across the department and will be supported by the Team Leader Ethics and Standards.
The Ethics and Practice Standards Consultation Service is a free service for members to consider, discuss and process ethical dilemmas and ethical practice issues. The ethics officer may research and then provide verbal or written information in relation to ethics and practice issues and assist in linking ethical and best practice decision making to the Code of Ethics, Practice Standards and broader ethical and practice theories.
You will also support a best practice approach and ensure complaints are processed through the Ethics Complaints Management Process in a timely manner and in accord with the governance processes as set out in the AASW By Laws on Ethics and other relevant guiding documentation.
On occasions you will assist in the review and implementation of practice standards and development of improved processes and other key initiatives to support and embed positive conduct, identification and reporting of integrity and ethics matters.
The Ethics Officer is responsible for:
Key selection criteria:
The AASW is committed to equal opportunities in employment and embraces diversity and inclusion in its workforce. We encourage applications from culturally and ethnically diverse communities, particularly those underrepresented in the social work profession including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a disability.
Please send us your résumé and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria listed above. If you do not respond to the selection criteria, your application will not be considered.
Further information can be requested by contacting Sofie Fabre: firstname.lastname@example.org