Senior Social Worker / Senior Case Manager (Pool Vacancy)

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Senior Social Worker / Senior Case Manager (Pool Vacancy)

Job Description

The Department for Child Protection has multiple exciting opportunities to join the Playford team as a Senior Social Worker or Senior Case Manager!


About 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. 

About the Opportunity

Start or consolidate your career with the DCP Playford office!  We currently have multiple exciting opportunities to join our employment pool as a Senior Social Worker or a Senior Case Manager on a short term basis.

In this role, you will be able to use a solution based approach to successfully undertake complex case management, applying contemporary child protection frameworks, policies and procedures.  You will use your reflective practice skills to review and reassess notifications of child abuse as new information is obtained through investigations and assessments with the safety of the child at the centre of all decisions.

In this role, you will be constantly evaluating risks of abuse and identifying any failures in the protection, care and management of children and making necessary reports in line with practice guidelines and policies.  You will be able to substantiate decisions and actions by preparing both written and verbal reports which are concise, objective and based on evidence.

About You

We are looking for a motivated, organised individual who has knowledge and understanding of children and young people particularly in regards to developmental stages. The successful applicant will be able to remain objective, act impartially to successfully mediate any conflicts and achieve good outcomes. The successful candidate must be able to use investigative skills and review evidence to prepare and present findings both in writing and verbally.

In this role, you will also have the ability to apply culturally sensitive child protection practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and community from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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 is not obliged to offer you any opportunities.

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

Essential Qualifications

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

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

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).

For enquiry contact details, application instructions or/and to apply, please click ‘Apply’ and you and you will be directed to our DCP Jobs Board.

Applications close: 7/12/2021   11:00 PM

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