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Child Safety And Wellbeing Worker

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker (523996) (2 vacancies)

Department of Communities Tasmania
Children, Youth and Families
CYS - Children & Families

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: AH Professional Level 1 Yr 1

Salary: $62,601 to $95,776 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Region: South

$ 62,601.00 to $ 95,776.00 pro rata, per annum.

Allied Health Professional Level 1-2

Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

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We are a values-based workplace committed to attracting, empowering and retaining a diverse and resilient workforce. Our people help create strong, active and inclusive communities. Find out how this role could work for you

Period of employment / Hours:
Permanent full-time (76.00 hours per fortnight) day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) - 1 vacancy

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commencing ASAP for a period of 12 months - 1 vacancy.

Please note: Other permanent full-time and part-time vacancies, and fixed term full-time and part-time vacancies, that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this selection process.

Children & Youth Services - Children’s Advice and Referral Service - Hobart

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Important information for applicants:
The team at the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line are looking for people to join our team to make a positive difference and who possess the following skills and attributes:

You are able to quickly build rapport and relationship with stakeholders (including families and young people) over the phone.
You have the capacity to be calm in the face of pressure
You have demonstrated effective workload management strategies

And you demonstrate the following important values of the team:

Social justice / equity
Co-creating (given we are a team made up of different agencies working for the same outcomes)
A passion for short term and early intervention work

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we encourage and welcome your application.

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Primary Purpose / Focus :
The Children’s Advice and Referral Service is a contact point for people seeking information, advice and assistance if they have concerns about a child and their family. The service provides information and advice about service options and other approaches for responding to the needs of children and families. When a child and their family need assistance the service may provide this through referral to another service, or in some circumstances if a child is considered to be at risk, the service may refer the matter to the Child Safety Service for assessment.

Child Safety and Wellbeing Workers will:
Conduct safety and wellbeing conversations to identify the most appropriate response in regard to the best interests of the child.
Provide information and advice in relation to service options and other approaches to support the child and their family.
Use risk and safety assessment frameworks and skills to determine when a child may be at risk and initiate an appropriate protective response.
Activate a strengths-based response where a child is considered to be at risk and where work with the family and their networks is necessary to build safety for the child within their family context.
Provide information, advice and support to professionals and community members to build their capacity to work with families who are experiencing difficulties which are impacting the safety and wellbeing of their children.

Selection criteria includes:
Your sound skills in building relationships, casework, interpreting and analysing information, and communication will be highly valued. Demonstrated abilities and experience will include:

Identifying and initiating contact with key individuals and groups who are important in decision making processes and providing expertise or assistance, investing time to create and maintain professional relationships based on mutual respect and contributing to a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Knowledge of and/or experience in assessment and casework intervention with individuals and families who have complex needs, and knowledge of theoretical perspectives that relate to child protection practice and application of this in a service delivery context.

Note : - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Essential Requirements:
A Bachelor of Social Work or a Diploma of Community Welfare Work or other tertiary qualifications at Diploma or above level which includes units of case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements in relevant fields.
Current Driver's Licence.
Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (Employment type)

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted::

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) crimes of violence
b) sex related offences
c) serious drug offences
d) crimes involving dishonesty
e) serious traffic offences (If Driver's License is an Essential Requirement )
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to read the Applicant Guide and to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer. ***

For more information (Contact Officer) :
Name: Zaharenia Galanos

Email: zaharenia.galanos@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6165 8297


How to apply:
If you apply online: - Please DO NOT send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

If you have any difficulty accessing/using the online application process please email your application documents (preferably combined as 1 word or pdf document only) AND a copy of the application form (below) to : workforce.strategy@communities.tas.gov.au

~ Creating strong, active and inclusive communities ~ Visit us at www.communities.tas.gov.au

Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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