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Child Protection Worker
Company Name: Department for Child Protection
Locations: WA - Other
Categories: Community & Development,Family/Child Welfare
Work type: Locum/Contract FT,Permanent Full Time
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JOB DETAILS

Work unit: Wheatbelt          

Location: Moora & Merredin

Permanent and temporary full time opportunities

Pool Recruitment – Valid for 12 months

 

** Applicants must have a tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a relevant human service area for this position

 

**Suitable applicants for these positions will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for future similar vacancies that arise within the next 12 months.

 

What’s the job?

The Child Protection Worker works in the areas of child protection, children in care and family support is responsible for:

Responding to concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of children in accordance with provisions of the Children and Community Service Act 2004.

Taking legal action to promote the safety and wellbeing of children where necessary.

Providing services to children placed in the care of the CEO.

Engaging and working alongside families to strengthen their capacity to provide care and safety to their members in ways that are:

Sustainable

Will build resilience in children, families and the community and

Ultimately increase social wellbeing.

Assisting identified families and their children with relevant agencies and community resources to ensure appropriate supports are in place.

 

What are we looking for? / Work related requirements

  1. Knowledge of the issues in the protection and care of children and young people.
  2. Ability to engage, empower and build strong working relationships with a diverse range of clients (particularly including Aboriginal clients), stakeholders, partners and colleagues.
  3. Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
  4. Demonstrated assessment and analytical skills, as well as strong communication skills (written, verbal and non-verbal).
  5. A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a relevant human service area.

 

Please note: For applicants who are short listed, all selection criteria listed in the Job Description Form may be assessed at some stage during the selection process.

 

Substantive Equality Statement

The Department for Child Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting and retaining Aboriginal people as a vital part of our diverse and talented workforce.  The Department promotes a workplace culture that values Aboriginal People and their contribution in delivering our critical community services which is supported by the implementation of our Aboriginal Employment & Learning Strategy 2009 - 2014.

 

Ready to apply?

All you need to do is send us:

·         A completed Application Form (not required if submitting an online application)

·         Your current resume including two referees

·         Please include your degree certificate if you have a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Psychology (4 years) or a Master of Social Work (qualifying).  For all other qualifications please supply your degree and transcript and if possible your unit outlines/outcomes to assist the Department's Specified Calling Qualification Assessment Committee in assessing your qualification against the Child Protection Qualifications Framework. Please note if you have an Overseas Qualification this must be assessed to compare the level of studies undertaken overseas with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level of studies. You can contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit, Department of Training and Workforce Development either by Phone: +61 8 224 6500, Fax: +61 8 9224 6580,  Email oqu@dtwd.wa.gov.au or apply on line at www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/careercentre to arrange this assessment. 

 

 

The written application and resume should be no longer than 10 pages in total.

 

For applicants who are shortlisted for Interview, any additional supporting documentation (certificates/qualifications/testimonials etc) can be provided at Interview.

 

Want an application package?

The application package can be accessed through www.jobs.wa.gov.au and enter web search number CP2647. 

 

Alternatively, you can obtain a package by leaving a message on our 24 hour recruitment line: (08) 9222 2901.

 

Have any questions about the position? / Interested in this challenging and rewarding job?

We encourage you to contact Anton Rossouw on (08) 9651 1100 to discuss this opportunity further (please do not contact for a job application package).

 

Ready to send your application?

Online applications using either Word or PDF format are preferred, however for further details please head to www.jobs.wa.gov.au and enter web search number CP2647.

 

Applications received via any method except those listed above will not be accepted.

 

If you would like to find out more information about the Department please visit www.childprotection.wa.gov.au

 

 

As approved by the Public Sector Commission, the Department for Child Protection has a four day breach period. Please refer to the Job Application Package attached for further details and please ensure you indicate on the application form if you require an electronic copy of the letter.

 

 

LATE AND PROFORMA APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED



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