This is a Department built entirely for children and young people and their communities. Our ultimate goal is to work together to ensure that every child and young person in Tasmania is known, safe, well and learning.
The child is at the centre of everything we do and the way we do it.
The Department for Education, Children and Young People (DECYP) will from time to time require the services of employees for specified fixed-term and relief basis in a number of skill areas and disciplines. Such appointments fill a valuable role in complementing the existing permanent workforce.
Conditions of Employment:
- Salary: $71,441 to $107,878 pro rate per annum + 11% Superannuation
- Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
- Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
- Location: Statewide
- Hours of Work: Fixed-term full time and Fixed-term part time for periods of up to 12 months.
Please note: The Register is reviewed on a regular, as required, basis for suitability against the duties. You will be notified of the outcome of your suitability and contacted should a fixed-term vacancy arise. Registers are NOT a vacancy, they are used to fill short, urgent, fixed-term vacancies to ensure business continuity. Suitability does NOT guarantee any offer of employment will be made. This Register does not preclude other Child Safety Officer positions from being advertised.
About the Team
Children and Families provide integrated programs that support all children, young people, and their families in Tasmania.
The Child Safety Service (CSS) is integral to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people who are at risk or in crisis, in Tasmania. We protect children and young people by working with young people, their families, community, and non-government support agencies, to strengthen the capacity of families and individuals to provide adequate support, care, and safety to children.
The Advice and Referral Line (ARL) 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.
In addition to meeting the essential requirements, to succeed long term in this role you should possess the following skills and attributes:
- Genuine motivation and passion to work as part of a team
- High level of personal resilience, emotional intelligence, and the ability to self-reflect
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to change your communication style, de-escalate and manage conflicts
- Experience and knowledge in assessment and casework interventions
- Completed study from a relevant field of study
- Align to our workplace values; Kind, Connected, Committed, Respectful
Child Safety Officer duties include:
- Under general supervision, provide quality, timely and effective intervention, and case management services within a defined child safety service delivery framework, working within the Tasmanian Child Protection Professional Practice Standards.
- Engage and work with children and young persons and their families to promote safety, stability, and development of the child, and to strengthen family capacity. This includes directly guiding, encouraging, and supporting the child and family while monitoring impacts and outcomes.
Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker duties include:
- Provide information and advice in relation to service options and other approaches for improving the safety and wellbeing of children.
- Assist in creating a clearer understanding with callers in relation to the difficulties facing children and families to determine and negotiate who is best placed to provide support, and what support can and will be offered.
Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties (SoDs) for ALL of the selection criteria for each of these roles. Please address the Selection Criteria in your application.
- Tertiary qualification/program of study accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is a full member of the AASW or is eligible for membership with the AASW.
- Current Driver's Licence (applicable to CSO role only)
- 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:
- d) crimes involving dishonesty
- e) serious traffic offences
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
For more information on the duties and opportunities, please contact Department for Education, Children and Young People, HR Recruitment and Employment via phone +61 3 6165 6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply:
Click on the blue ‘Apply Now’ button to log in/create an account and submit the application form. Please address how you meet and can demonstrate the Selection Criteria (as listed in the SoD) and be no longer than 3 pages.
We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.
Child Safety Officer: Statement Of Duties (PDF)
Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker: Statement of Duties (PDF)
Information for Applicants (PDF)